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Phrasal Verbs With "Set"


For each space in each sentence, use the verb set with one of the prepositions from the box.


1. If we ___SET OFF___ early, we should arrive in New York by lunchtime.

2. We need to __SET ABOUT__ this task with great care. One mistake could cost us hours.

3. __SET ME DOWN__ (me) just near the post office and I can walk from there.

4. What a lovely new car you've got! I bet that __SET YOU BACK__ (you) a huge amount of money.

5. The government needs to be careful that this recession doesn't ___SET IN___ for many years or this country's economy will be permanently damaged.

6. My uncle is a bit eccentric and __SETS HIS WATCH BY__ (his watch) the first train of the day. He says it's never been late in thirty years!

7. They ___SET UP___ business together only last August but then they argued over money and have now dissolved the company.

8. The thieves __SET OFF___ the bomb to open the safe, only to discover that it was empty and the police were waiting for them outside the bank. Premium

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