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    Default set the alarm for six o'clock

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    She set the alarm for six o'clock.

    It's not okay to say "to" in place of for, is it?

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    Default Re: set the alarm for six o'clock

    No. 'For' is correct.

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    Default Re: set the alarm for six o'clock

    ...But if you're focussing on the adjustment, rather than the effect, it would be OK. So you could have something like 'She set the alarm for 6.00; but then she thought again and set it back to 5.45.'

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