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In my textbook, there is a sentence saying "they set to work to dig up the treasure". And in the notes, it says like this: "here, the 'work' is a noun not a verb."
But I always believe this phrase should be "set to do sth".
So, if I want to express "I set out to prepare dinner", should I say "I set to prepare dinner or I set to preparing dinner"?
I set out to prepare dinner.
I set to prepare dinner.