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  1. #1 rise and raise could be used for number in addition to quantity and quality or level 
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    Regardless the following terms are transitive or intransitive, could them to be taken into account of the fact that they ***mean the same thing in this case?
    these are extracted from Longman:
    rise: increase: to increase in number, amount, or value [= go up; ≠ fall]
    raise: increase to increase an amount, number, or level [≠ lower]:
    So,
    My biggest and the most important question is this:
    Is the following right? As you could see above-- the bold terms--both of verbs(raise and rise) can be definitly used for numbers.
    Merriam Webester:
    8 a : to gain a higher rank or position b : to increase in quantity or number
    LONGMA: increase to increase an amount, number, or level [≠ lower]: Many shops have raised their prices. The university is working to raise the number of students from state schools.


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    I'll get back to you on this one after lunch!
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