Dear Mr. Yang,
There is a question that I would like to ask.
What is the different between "Raise" and "Rise"? I looked up the
dictionary, they also mean "increase in amount or level" at one of the
meanings.However, I would like to ask," Are these two words a little
bit different in the usage when they also mean increasing?
Also, how to say "看書要看上文下理才可明白一個英文字的意思" in
English? I look forward to
your reply. Thank you very much.
It may be a verb . eg.
"The sunrises" "The sea
level rises." " The students rise for the teacher ."
" Rise " may also be a
noun . eg. "the
rise of price of oil "" He received a pay rise ." ' The rise of
China's ecomony "" The international standing of China sees a rapid
"'Raise " is a verb ,
there must be an object.
"Rise" as a verb , there is no object.
For details , see Oxford advanced learner's English Chinese Dictionary
6th edition .
要看書..... 的意思 , when you
are reading , in order to understand a word,
you must read the words before and after that word . Then you may
understand the English word .
Dear 楊 鐵 樑 爵 士,
I have a few Chinese phrases below that I
would like to solicit your kind help to get their English equivalent.
Could you give me a hand, please? Thanks a lot.
1. assuming the high
authority of someone else
2. each item is worse
than the other
4. arrogant , haughty
5. dislike ,
6. living well
7. it is human nature to
be fond of women and food.
只有以英文方式來表達， 如 " he is being obsequious ' or ' he is so
2. He puts his legs on
my thigh '
Dear Yang Esq.,
Please advised as how to improve or trained up a student, he is
studying at Primary 5. Should I focus on his grammar, writing skills,
oral, reading, etc… Please comments which one is important
and main concern?
Learning English involves :
1. Reading . So read good books regularly even if you only
understood 1/3 of it , keep at it , don't give up
2. Speaking . Read aloud to yourself regularly , and play back on
3. Listening . Listen regularly to English programmes even if you
only understood partly
4. Writing . try to keep a diary in English or write to pen pals .