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    set up a tent

    Which one is more common? pitch up or set up a tent?
    What is the opposite of pitch up or set up a tent?

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    Re: set up a tent

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Which one is more common? pitch up or set up a tent?
    What is the opposite of pitch up or set up a tent?
    We "put up" or "pitch" a tent. The opposite of "put up/pitch a tent" is "take down a tent".

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    Re: set up a tent

    Also

    break camp - take down a tent or the tents of an encampment ready to leave.
    (WordReference dictionary)

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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-Jan-2012 at 10:37.

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    Re: set up a tent

    I"m okay with "set up" the tent as well as "pitch" or "put up."

    Is "set up the tent" uniquely American?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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