[Grammar] Arise VS Rise

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Before we begin today’s grammar, let’s first review the quiz in last Thursday’s [Grammar].

1. I have two sisters. One is a doctor, ___the other___ is an English teacher. ⇒  the other= the other one of my two sisters

2. Thousands of people were dead in 911 and many ___others___ were severely hurt. ⇒ others= many other people


We may know that “rise” means “go up”, but what about “arise”? Do they have the same meaning?

In today’s  [Grammar] we are going to explain the difference between “rise” and “arise”. Let’s go!

Let’s get started!

1. Arise

“Arise” means something to happen or to start to exist, especially of a problem or a difficult situation. 

A new crisis has arisen.

Emotional or mental problems can arise from a physical cause. ⇒ arise from/out of something= result from

“Arise” also has the meaning of “get up or stand up” as “rise”. The derivative meaning of “arise” and “rise” is “fight against somebody or something”, but we have to say “rise up against somebody or something” or “arise against somebody or something”

He arises/rises at dawn every day.

The peasants arose/rose up against their masters.

2. Rise

“Rise” can be both a noun and a verb:

  1. [n.] an increase in  an amount, a number, or a level; an upward movement
  2. [v.] to come or go upwards; to reach a higher level or position

History has witnessed the rise and fall of the British Empire.

The sun rises in the east. 

Therefore, “rise” and ”arise” as verbs both have the meaning of “get up or stand up” and “fight against somebody or something”. Besides, “arise” has the meaning of “happen” while “rise” not. And “rise” can also be a noun but “arise” is only a verb.

See, it is not that difficult to distinguish “arise” from “rise”. Therefore, we prepare a quiz for you👇it is time to show yourself!



#1. The number of COVID-19 cases has ______ around the world.

#2. The present difficulties in our country _____ from the reduced value of its money.



That’s all for today’s [Grammar]!!!


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