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    set out x set off

    Are SET OUT and SET OFF, meaning to START A JOURNEY, always interchangeable?
    - She set out (on a journey) at dawn
    - She set off at dawn

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    Re: set out x set off

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Are SET OUT and SET OFF, meaning to START A JOURNEY, always interchangeable?
    - She set out (on a journey) at dawn
    - She set off at dawn
    They are often interchangeable, but not always.

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    Re: set out x set off

    Could you come up with one situation in which they´re not interchangeable?

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    Re: set out x set off

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Could you come up with one situation in which they´re not interchangeable?
    The phrasal verbs to "set out" and to "set off" have many different uses, it would be a good idea to look them up in the list of phrasal verbs on this site.

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