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Alert: raise or sound?

Help on English vocab, including idioms, slang and sayings

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Re: Alert: raise or sound?

Postby ETutor » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:19 pm

It sounds better to say “sound an alert” or “sound an alarm” when you are talking about something that will make a noise, such as a bell or a siren. You could also say “raise an alert” if you are referring to just alerting people to a risk or danger without having a physical alarm. For example, you might say “if that occurs we will need to raise an alert and send all people at risk an email about the situation.”

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Re: Alert: raise or sound?

Postby EnglishFix » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:34 am

Sound sounds better to me than raise.
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