(If you have a book event with pictures, send them to me and I’ll post them on Thursdays. Sorry but April’s reserved for A-Z only.)
(If you have a new book out, send me a link, and I’ll be glad to post on Thursdays. Sorry, but April’s reserved for A-Z only.)
|The Queen’s Prescriptive Hat|
So onward. This week’s verb demons are rise/raise. They have exactly the same grammatical issue that lie/lay do. Only one of them is used when followed by an object. The first means “to get up as in, “Early to bed, early to RISE . . .” Yadda. Yadda. Yadda.” NO OBJECT. The second means “to lift or pick up.” “Hinklebaum raises his (OBJECT ALERT) glass a little too often.”
Now excuse me while I RISE from my chair, pour a glass of wine and RAISE it to my parched lips.
Next week: sit/set–unless I get a special request to play a different tune. I love questions about grammar and none of my family ever asks me any of those. They say the answers are too long. Imagine that!