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    set / make?

    Hunters ............. a fire to frighten fierce animals at night
    ( put - set - make - do )

    I think the answer will be )make)because we say make a fire,but we say set fire without a?
    Am I right?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: set / make?

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    Hunters ............. a fire to frighten fierce animals at night
    ( put - set - make - do )

    I think the answer will be )make)because we say make a fire,but we say set fire without a?
    Am I right?
    Thanks in advance.
    It is possible to "set a fire" though it is rarely used. You can also "lay a fire", "light a fire" and "build a fire"! The problem with these multiple choice questions is that there are frequently 2 possible answers. If I were faced with this question, I would also select "make" because it is the best choice of a bad lot! I'm sure some people will disagree.

    "Put" and "do" are definitely wrong!

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    Re: set / make?

    Hi
    Set a fire is used when we want frighten or warn.
    Make a fire is used for cooking or warmth.

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