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    Fireworks

    fire/let off/set off/shoot off fireworks
    Which one is most common in colloquial English?

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    Re: Fireworks

    Only 'set off' and 'shoot off' will work. 'Set off' is probably more common.

    You can also 'light' or 'light off' fireworks.

    Edit: Usage will also vary some depending upon the type of fireworks. I normally just use 'shoot off' with the ones that are airborne.

    'Set' and 'light' you can use with any type.
    Last edited by Skrej; 02-Jul-2015 at 20:39. Reason: expanded explanation.

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