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