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    Smile set off/out

    What time will you set off/out for the beach tomorrow?
    What time will you start off/out for ...?
    What time will you go off/out for ...?



    Do all of the above make sense and communicate the same idea? Thanks.

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    Re: set off/out

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    What time will you set off/out for the beach tomorrow?
    What time will you start off/[out] for ...?
    What time will you go [off]/[out] for ...?



    Do all of the above make sense and communicate the same idea? Thanks.
    The ones with [___] around them are not natural, A. 'start of for ...' is pooooossible but it still sounds a bit iffy.

    It's sorta like 'clear out the room'.

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    Re: set off/out

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    The ones with [___] around them are not natural, A. 'start of for ...' is pooooossible but it still sounds a bit iffy.

    It's sorta like 'clear out the room'.
    Thanks, riverkid.

    I find iffy interesting and exotic, so I'm eager to try it out. Do the following sound right?

    I'm iffy about the decision.
    It's iffy whether it'll rain or not tomorrow.
    I'm iffy that I'll go to your party.

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