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    I tried to set her mind at rest that everything would be OK.

    Which sentence is correct? Why?

    I tried to set her mind at rest that everything would be OK.
    I tried to put her mind at rest that everything would be OK.

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    Re: I tried to set her mind at rest that everything would be OK.

    "'Put/set sb's mind at ease/rest' to do or say sth to make sb stop worrying about sth"── quoted from my Oxford dictionary.

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    Re: I tried to set her mind at rest that everything would be OK.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    "'Put/set sb's mind at ease/rest' to do or say sth to make sb stop worrying about sth"── quoted from my Oxford dictionary.

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    http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/cae/student...ank/colloc.htm

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    Re: I tried to set her mind at rest that everything would be OK.

    "'put/set somebody's mind at rest' to make someone feel less anxious or worried"── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/rest_1 Definition#3

    I selected "set" but got "0%" score. It seems that Cambridge is at variance with Oxford and Longman.

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    Re: I tried to set her mind at rest that everything would be OK.

    I'm in a quandary, then.

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    Re: I tried to set her mind at rest that everything would be OK.

    You can use either 'set' or 'put'.

    Either way you have at least one dictionary to back you up.

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