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    Do word "set" and "settle" can mean the same and replace word "establish" in phrase:
    "establish rules and conditions"
    I am asking because "set" and "settle" have so many meanings that different dictionaries don't give a clear clue regarding this issue.

    Thanks in advance.


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    Default Re: set, settle, establish

    Quote Originally Posted by Pierce111 View Post
    Do word "set" and "settle" can mean the same and replace word "establish" in phrase:
    "establish rules and conditions"
    I am asking because "set" and "settle" have so many meanings that different dictionaries don't give a clear clue regarding this issue.

    Thanks in advance.

    Hello Pierce,

    You can "set" rules and conditions or "establish" them, but not "settle" them. You can settle an argument. You can settle (live) in Seattle.

    It's often easier to see full sentences.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Thank you for your answer. : )

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