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    light or set fire?

    Which is right? " I have to light the campfire. or I have to set fire to campfire?

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    Re: light or set fire?

    Quote Originally Posted by loveydovey View Post
    Which is right? " I have to light the campfire. or I have to set fire to campfire?
    definitely the first

    as to set fire means
    to cause something or someone to start burning with
    an underlying meaning of destruction

    besides , to set fire to the campfire would be tautological

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