Module 4, Verbs: Agreement and Challenges, Lesson 13:

Challenging Verbs: Rise/Raise


Rise: to rise (yourself).

I rise from my bed when I am no longer tired.

Raise: to raise something else.

I always raise my hand in class.
Present Present
Past Past Participle
Rise (self) rise rising rose risen
Raise (object) raise raising raised raised

Notice that the transitive verb (the one you do to an object) is more regular than the intransitive verb (the one you do to yourself). Raise adds -ing and -ed. Rise adds -ing, but changes to rose and risen.

I rise in the morning when my alarm goes off.
I am rising from my bed right now.
I rose from my bed late yesterday.
In the past I have risen as early as 5:00.

I raise the window shade every morning.
I am raising the window shade now.
Yesterday I raised the window shade.
In the past I have raised the window shade.

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Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence.
After the hurricane, many boat owners had to pay to raise/rise their boats from the bottom of the river.
I have a pan of bread dough raising/rising under a towel on the kitchen counter.
My aunt has her heart set on raising/rising chickens in her backyard.
Karen had raised/risen her hand first, but the teacher called on someone else.
It seems that the price of soda keeps raising/rising.
After raising/rising five children, my parents are looking forward to having the house to themselves.
I hope my parents will agree to raise/rise my allowance if I agree to do more chores.
Our church group has raised/risen enough money to package meals for 20,000 poor people in Africa.
You raised/rose several good objections to the plan, but we voted to go with it anyway.
I had raised/risen my grades second quarter, but then I got lazy third quarter and they fell again.