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    to set out

    Whatīs the difference between She leaves home early in the morning and She sets out early in the morning? Does set out necessarily suggest that the journey is long?

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    Re: to set out

    Both leave and set out mean to depart; that's where they are similar. Where they can differ is in the kind of journey they express. Read more here http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...out-leave.html

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    Re: to set out

    She sets out to go to work?








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    Re: to set out

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Whatīs the difference between She leaves home early in the morning and She sets out early in the morning? Does set out necessarily suggest that the journey is long?
    it does not...

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    Re: to set out

    Thatīs what I was wondering. If itīs right to use set out when it refers to a daily journey to work...

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    Re: to set out

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    She sets out to go to work?
    It's one of those idioms that is fuzzy, no doubt; if work is a journey, then of course set out.
    set out (idiom), leave, embark
    Then we set out for Pluto, where it's much colder than the arctic.

    Idioms: set in her ways -- set-up
    I'd never embark for work, but then again, if it were on Pluto ...

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