Here is a sentence from a CPE course book (The Erica James Collection (ebook): 5 Great Novels):
The trouble was that Jessica had been brought up by a strong, clear-minded and independent woman, and __________ with the expectation that she would be the same.
a) raised b) grown c) produced d) reared
My friend from the US said that he would choose "A" because it's more common, but it's an explanation I'm not satisfied with.
Having searched for a while, I found the same question asked but of no avail. Here it is :
Maybe the answer is obvious but I don't get it.I see only some excerpts from different dictionaries where is said that they USED TO BE different but now are completely interchangeable. I did the same as the author of the topic, answered "D", but the correct answer is "A". Maybe somebody can come up with something ,although there is no difference between "A" and "D" at all. Moreover if it is an old British course book and people tended to NOT use "raise" (which is the American version of "bring up") as a synonym for "bring up" back then, why "A" is supposed to be the correct alternative?