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    head off to , set out for, leave for

    Hi, could anyone tell me the differences between "head off to ","set out for" and "leave for" ? Or same ?

    Travellers in Japan headed off to resorts or their home towns during Golden Week in Japan.

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    Re: head off to , set out for, leave for

    There's not much difference. 'Set out for' possibly concentrates more on the journey that the destination, so I think the other two sound more natural, though it wouldn't be wrong.

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