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  1. a rule of transformational grammar that shifts the subject or object of an embedded clause into the subject or object position of the main clause, as in the derivation of The suspect appears to be innocent from It appears that the suspect is innocent.

Origin of raising


Other words from raising

  • self-raising, adjective

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How to use raising in a sentence

  • Mrs. Murphy, belle of the back East barn raisings, separated herself from the company.

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British Dictionary definitions for raising


/ (ˈreɪzɪŋ) /

  1. transformational grammar a rule that moves a constituent from an embedded clause into the main clause: See also subject-raising, negative-raising

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