09 / 06 / 2005

SET UP: meaning and examples

Good morning. Today we will finish our series of phrasal verbs with the verb SET by looking at a very common phrasal verb which has several different meanings Today's expression is: to set something up (separable) Meaning 1: to start something, such as a business or an organization. Example 1: He set up a hotel business in a popular coastal town. OR He set a hotel business up in a popular coastal town. Meaning 2: to build a structure or put a structure into place or to get a piece of equipment ready. Example 2: Can you help me set up the tent? It's getting dark and we won't be able to see what we're doing if we don't start now. When we're finished we can set up the barbecue. Meaning 3: to organize an event or meeting. Example 3: When shall we set up the interview? Friday would be a good day for me. If you have any questions about any of the expressions with set, please don't hesitate to contact us. On Monday we will continue with Eugenia's request and look at some phrasal verbs with give. Have a great day!


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