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    set aside or set up

    (1) Memorial Day is a US national holiday _______ to remember those who gave their lives in the service of the nation.
    A. set up B. set aside

    Which one sounds a natural collocation from a native's point of view?


    (2) Ever since the global financial crisis ______ on the Wall Street, many countries have suffered from it seriously.
    A. arose B. burst
    I know Answer A means "happen", which fits the situation.
    But is Answer B wrong in this situation. As far as I learn, "burst" has a sense of happening suddenly and powerfully.

    Thanks for your help!

    Jason

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    Re: set aside or set up

    Thanks for your wonderful explanation!

    Just to confirm: We can SET UP an organization, but cannot SET UP a holiday. Is it so?

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