Phrasal verbs with “set”
Remember, these phrasal verbs are not “set + particle” but rather units, so learn them as such!
Put these verbs in the correct sentence, conjugated as necessary. You may want to look these words up in a dictionary, as they may have secondary meanings! (Just like in that sentence: “look up” isn’t just “turn your eyes to the sky”, it’s also “find information in a reference book”!)
set about set against set ahead set aside set back set down set in set off set out set up
Last night, a feeling of ill ease _______. I still don’t feel right.
Frodo and Sam ______ on their journey to destroy the ring.
After Mom and Dad left, we _____ preparing the house for the party we we throwing for all our friends.
He _____ his own business last year, and now he’s a rich man!
We need to ________ for the history books all that happened here: our future must be recorded and remembered!
The opposing candidate tried to _____ the people _____ the incumbent with his defamatory remarks, but no one believed him.
The book was a real page-turner–I only ____ it _____ once I realized I had to make dinner!
This unfortunate event has really only ____ us ____ a week or so.
Politics really ____ him ____, so avoid that subject unless you want to hear ranting all night!
After turning our clocks back last fall, now in March we need to _____ them ____ ahead for summer time!
- set in
- set out/set off
- set about
- set up
- set down
- set against
- set aside
- set back
- set off
- set ahead
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