Monday, April 7, 2008

How to use 'raise' correctly.

Look at the following sentences.

Sentence 1

The teacher said, 'Raise up your hand if you know the answer to this question.'

The above sentence is wrong because 'raise' means 'lift up' and the use of 'up' after raise' is redundant here.

Sentence 2

The brave single mother raised up her two children all by herself.

As 'raised' in the above sentence means 'brought up', this sentence is

Wrong because the use of 'up' is redundant here.

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