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    #1

    Turn the fan on and set it stop. (stop oscillating)

    Turn the fan on and set it stop. (stop oscillating)

    How we say stop oscillating?

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    #2

    Re: Turn the fan on and set it stop. (stop oscillating)

    Stop oscillating? Do you mean make it stop spinning?

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    #3

    Re: Turn the fan on and set it stop. (stop oscillating)

    The OP means to stop the fan from moving side to side while blowing.
    "Lock it" may do the job.

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    #4

    Re: Turn the fan on and set it stop. (stop oscillating)

    Some oscillating fans have a setting to stop the oscillation. Others do not.

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    #5

    Re: Turn the fan on and set it stop. (stop oscillating)

    Quote Originally Posted by mampwamp View Post
    How we say stop oscillating?
    "Turn on the fan and stop it oscillating, please."
    "Turn on the fan and set it so it stays on me."

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    Re: Turn the fan on and set it stop. (stop oscillating)

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    The OP means to stop the fan from moving side to side while blowing.
    "Lock it" may do the job.

    Not a teacher.
    Correction: Not may, but will.

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    #7

    Re: Turn the fan on and set it stop. (stop oscillating)

    Quote Originally Posted by korotama View Post
    Correction: Not may, but will.
    Why?

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    Re: Turn the fan on and set it stop. (stop oscillating)

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Why?
    I think Matthew is spot on with his tip. Personally I would just tell someone to keep the fan pointed at me, although it doesn't mean the same thing.

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    Re: Turn the fan on and set it stop. (stop oscillating)

    Quote Originally Posted by korotama View Post
    I think Matthew is spot on with his tip. Personally I would just tell someone to keep the fan pointed at me, although it doesn't mean the same thing.
    Rather than dragging out the question, I'll just state that 'may' is far more appropriate than 'will'.

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    Re: Turn the fan on and set it stop. (stop oscillating)

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Rather than dragging out the question, I'll just state that 'may' is far more appropriate than 'will'.
    Because giving praise to Matthew is wrong?

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