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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 12:08 AM
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10. Both "he rose" and "he was raised" are used
Edited on Fri Mar-18-05 12:09 AM by Lydia Leftcoast
in certain contexts.

However, just from the point of view of grammar, "he is risen" is an archaic way of saying "he has risen," and the "have+verb" form, referred to as the present perfect, means that an action occurred and the results are still in effect.

It's a matter of unconscious emphasis.

The expression "He is risen" was popularized in two ways, being used in well-known Easter hymns, and being used as an Easter greeting in some areas.

By the way, the difference between, say, "I ate breakfast" and "I have eaten breakfast" is a point of English grammar that drives Japanese people crazy.
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