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Phrasal Verbs: Set

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Question 1
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
Sam set about doing his home work.
B
Sam set to doing his home work.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “set about” which means to start doing something.
Question 2
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
Mary’s new hairstyle sets her apart.
B
Mary’s new hairstyle sets her out.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “set apart” which means to distinguish, be better than or different from others.
Question 3
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
The court set aside the verdict because of lack of evidence.
B
The court set apart the verdict because of lack of evidence.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “set aside” which means to overturn a court verdict or decision.
Question 4
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
The fancy lunch at the café really set us back.
B
The fancy lunch at the café really set us off.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “set back” which means to cost.
Question 5
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
He set forth his ideas in the report.
B
He set his ideas in the report.
Question 5 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “set forth” which means to state or outline an opinion.
Question 6
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
Summers have set in with the onset of hot wind.
B
Summers have set of with the onset of hot wind.
Question 6 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “set in” which means to change season noticeably.
Question 7
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
She set off the race with a whistle.
B
She set of the race with a whistle.
Question 7 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “set off” which means to ring an alarm or start something.
Question 8
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
The leader set his thugs on the tourist.
B
The leader set his thugs off the tourist.
Question 8 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “set on” which means to attack.
Question 9
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
I set out my trip exactly as planned.
B
I set of my trip exactly as planned.
Question 9 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “set out” which means to start a journey.
Question 10
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
If we all set to, the project will finish on time.
B
If we all set on, the project will finish on time.
Question 10 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “set to” which means to work hard or enthusiastically.
Question 11
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
He set up a new business which was successful.
B
He set on a new business which was successful.
Question 11 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “set up” which means to start a company or set up the equipment.
Question 12
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
The dogs set upon Bob when he entered the colony.
B
The dogs set on Bob when he entered the colony.
Question 12 Explanation: 
The correct expression is “set upon” which means to attack.
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