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    Question What word with tent?

    Hi teachers, how are you today?
    What words do we use with 'tent' when we want to erct it and remove it?
    Thanks a million

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    Re: What word with tent?

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    Hi teachers, how are you today?
    What words do we use with 'tent' when we want to erct it and remove it?
    Thanks a million
    'Put up' and 'take down'.

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    Re: What word with tent?

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    'Put up' and 'take down'.
    Thank you very much for your help. Do you have more words? Can we use the words 'pitch', and ' set up'? for putting up? What else could be the opposites except taking down?

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    Re: What word with tent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Irshad Alam View Post
    Thank you very much for your help. Do you have more words? Can we use the words 'pitch', and ' set up'? for putting up? What else could be the opposites except taking down?
    You can certainly pitch a tent, when you put it up.

    As far as taking it down goes, I can't think of anything else. Collapse it? Hmm, not sure about that!

    A quick Google search has found one Q&A site which gives the opposite of pitch as strike, when referring to tents. Apparently this can also be used for flags, sails and theatre sets. I have no idea if the poster on that site knew what they were talking about, but he sounded pretty certain!

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    Re: What word with tent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Irshad Alam View Post
    Thank you very much for your help. Do you have more words? Can we use the words 'pitch', and ' set up'? for putting up? What else could be the opposites except taking down?
    Yes you can use 'pitch' for 'put up', I had forgotten that term. I don't know of an alternative to 'take down' though.

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    Re: What word with tent?

    I have heard of 'to strike camp' but I think it is mainly a military term.

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    Re: What word with tent?

    I was going to suggest "strike" as well, but you're right, it does sound a bit militaristic.

    For most family camping situations, it's "let's get the tent [set] up" and "let's take the tent down" or "let's get the tent folded up."

    These days, with tension rods and spring-together nylon poles, "pitching" a tent seems old fashioned. I think we just set it up.

    (I worked for L. L. Bean for 3 years, but the vocabulary has left me, I'm afraid.)

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