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    'set to' or 'set to be'

    Hi All,

    Here is a quick question. Should I say 'The radius of the circle is set to be 10 m.' or 'The radius of the circle is set to 10 m.'? Both of them sound fine to me but I am wondering if one of them is incorrect.

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    Re: 'set to' or 'set to be'

    "set to" refers to a simple action of "setting" e.g. "The switch was set to the off position."

    "set to be " implies that possibly extra information is available e.g. "The switch was set to be in the off position for reasons of safety."

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    Re: 'set to' or 'set to be'

    They both work for me. They seem to mean that that the radius of the circle was fixed at 10 m.

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    Re: 'set to' or 'set to be'

    Jawgar, I think you have got this wrong.

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