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    to help with set up

    We need volunteers to help with set up before and clean up after the Thanksgiving Potluck. (quoted from the Nov. 22, 2015 bulletin of a church in Taipei)

    Is the above sentence acceptable?
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    #2

    Re: to help with set up

    Yes.

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    Re: to help with set up

    Since with is a preposition, how can it be followed by set up? Isn't set up a phrasal verb?
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    #4

    Re: to help with set up

    I'd write with set-up before and clean-up after (nouns) or to set up before and clean up after (verbs).
    Actually, if I used with I'd be more likely to use setting up​ and cleaning up.

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    #5

    Re: to help with set up

    In this use, it is a noun. There is no requirement for the noun form to be hyphenated.

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/set+up

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    #6

    Re: to help with set up

    If not hyphenated, should they be 'setup' and 'cleanup'?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: to help with set up

    Those forms exist also.

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