After <rising> the flag

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khalasi

New Member
Bengali
After (rising) the flag to commemorate tje holiday the mayor gave a long speech.
In this sentence why rising is not correct?
 
  • jmichaelm

    Senior Member
    English - US
    The action of hoisting a flag on a flagpole is called raising the flag.

    "After raising the flag to commemorate the holiday..."
     

    Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    There are quite a few pairs of verbs like this in English. A simplified example:

    To rise = to go up. To raise = to make to go up.
    To fall = to drop down. To fell = to make to drop down.
    To lie = to stretch out on a bed. To lay = to make to stretch out on a bed.
    To sit = to settle on a chair. To seat = to make to settle on a chair.
     

    khalasi

    New Member
    Bengali
    There are quite a few pairs of verbs like this in English. A simplified example:

    To rise = to go up. To raise = to make to go up.
    To fall = to drop down. To fell = to make to drop down.
    To lie = to stretch out on a bed. To lay = to make to stretch out on a bed.
    To sit = to settle on a chair. To seat = to make to settle on a chair.
    you're awesome
     
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