01. The government has just announced that it is going to [raise] the minimum wage in our state to $8.00 an hour.
02. I just got a [raise] of over 50 cents an hour.
03. If you know the answer, please [raise] your hand.
04. Jackie Kennedy once said that if you don't [raise] your children well, whatever else you do well doesn't matter very much.
05. We had to wait before going into town because the bridge into the city had been [raised] to let a boat out of the harbor.
06. My aunt and uncle [raise] chickens for the fresh eggs.
07. Most fathers these days take a greater role in the [raising] of their children than fathers of past generations.
08. There is a Yoruba proverb which observes that it takes a whole village to [raise] a child.
09. There is a Chinese proverb which observes that to understand your parents' love, you must [raise] children yourself.
10. In November 2000, pop star Elton John [raised] more than $615,000 for his AIDS foundation through the sale of some of his clothes.
11. The Romans were so fond of eating certain kinds of mice that the upper classes [raised] them to be eaten.
12. Dutch immigrants used lotteries to [raise] money for New York's poor as early as 1655.
13. Contrary to popular belief, alcohol lowers rather than [raises] the body temperature.
14. The very existence of the islands of the Maldives are threatened by global warming, which results in the [raising] of sea levels.
15. Cows are [raised] by farmers in Burundi, but are generally not eaten because the slaughter of a cow reduces one's visible wealth.
16. The British flag was first [raised] on Hong Kong island in January of 1841.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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