As writers it is easy to confuse word meanings within the context of a sentence. This article helps explain the correct usage of rise and raises.
A recent headline in my morning paper declares:
Local Unemployment Rate Raises to 4.8 percent
Both as verbs and as nouns, raise and rise are used in many contexts, sometimes overlapping, but in the context of this newspaper headline, the verb should be rise. Click here to learn more.
Nancy and Kelly