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Which word can replace "set up" in the following sentence?
The company set up a charity as a way to lower its profits and therefore lower its annual taxes.

The sun is setting on the newspaper industry.
What does this mean?

I tried to teach my grandmother to send emails, but she is set __________. She prefers writing letters and mailing them like she always has.

Jane: I'd like to change my schedule, so that I have no classes on Friday.
Mr. Jacobs: I'm sorry Jane, the class schedules are set.

Which word can be used instead of "set" in the following sentence?
We poured cement this morning, but it takes 24 hours to set.

Arthur: Where would you like this package?
Blake: Please ________________.

Baseball cards can be sold for a lot of money if you have _______________.

Dr. Brown: If you _____________ to something, you can accomplish anything.
Marty: That's good advice!

The army _______ bases next to every big city in the country.

The smoke from the kitchen __________ the fire alarm.


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126 Comments on “Learn “Set” Vocabulary, Idioms, and Phrasal Verbs!”


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For real, you’ve helped to know how write an essay in IELTS task 2 and thanks a lot
I’m soo happy for that, but I need more help on speaking module ,,, I really prefer your way for learning us

And I have one more thing, can I send my essay to your website and you can reply to me and give me yor recommendation for free ?

Friday, June 24th 2016

    Hi Mind.fire,

    I appreciate what you’re saying and I will do more to help everyone with more videos and such, but unfortunately, I cannot assess essay for free as these take time. I do offer a service on my site and lots of free content that I hope will help.

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

Hi, Adam.

I heard some sentence from a movie I watched. A man said “She has been set up, She does not do it” So, I understood from the context “SET UP” means slander.

My understanding is right or not? Please correct me.

Thank you.

Saturday, June 25th 2016

    well sort of….. that means she has been tricked(deceived or fooled)by someone else.

    Saturday, June 25th 2016

    Hi, Haridan! You are right. In this case “set up” means to make someone seems guilty when he/she hasn’t done anything wrong. You can check this information in another Adam’s lesson called “Phrasal Verbs with Set”, 5 lessons before this one. Bye!

    Saturday, June 25th 2016

      Hello, Thank you so mush for replying my question.
      I will watch and study the lesson that you mentioned.

      Have A Wonderful Day!

      Saturday, June 25th 2016

        Hi Haridan,

        Eduardo is right, as is Morris, but to a different context.

        In your sample, set up means made to look guilty.

        Wednesday, July 13th 2016

          Thank you so much Adam.

          Wednesday, July 13th 2016

It was awesome … thanks a lot Adam

Saturday, June 25th 2016

It was awesome thanks a lot Adam

Saturday, June 25th 2016

Hi! I’d like to ask whether the eighth question in the quiz is correct or not. Here is the question:

8. Dr. Brown: If you _____________ to something, you can accomplish anything.
Marty: That’s good advice!
set fire
set up
set in your beliefs
set your mind

The correct answer is “set your mind.” However, the preposition “to” is quite confusing. In 3:35 in the video, the correct preposition is said to be “on.”
Is that an issue? Thanks in advance!

Saturday, June 25th 2016

    The same question)

    Monday, June 27th 2016

    Hi Konstantin,

    Set your mind to means have full attention and focus. Have your mind set on means want something very much. You can use both in the same context, but with slightly different structure:
    If you have your mind set on this, then there is no reason you can’t get it.
    If you set your mind to it, you can get it.

    Does this help?

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

      Yes, it does. Thanks a lot for lucid explanation.

      Thursday, July 14th 2016

Hello Adam
My questions are :
1-what is is the different between Negative Factual question and Factual question?
2- what is the different between Specialized vocabulary and Academic vocabulary?

Saturday, June 25th 2016

    Hi Ahmad,

    If you’re talking about TOEFL Reading, then negative factual means questions with NOT, where you have to find three correct and one that isn’t. Specialized vocab is probably technical vocab used in a specific field.

    Is this what you had in mind?

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

      Yes Adam, it’s clear

      Thursday, July 14th 2016

thank you teacher very helpful lesson . I got 7 % . I am all set with ENgVID lessons(: . I read on the internet many things about phrasal verb , but I am a little bit confused on the difference between prepositional phrase and phrasal verb , and the result that I have reached the same” they are the same ” ,the Question is: am I right ? Are they the same ? or there is a slight difference between these two types may be I didn’t observe ?

Saturday, June 25th 2016

    Hi Asmaa,

    Actually, they are two different things. A phrasal verb has a verb and a preposition and means something other than the words themselves. A prepositional phrase is a phrase that is most commonly used as an adverb and begins with a preposition (usually it contains no verb).

    Does this help?

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

      yes it does . I understand the difference between them . thank you for your concern .

      Friday, July 15th 2016

Great lesson again, Adam! Thanks!

Saturday, June 25th 2016

Thank you so much!

Saturday, June 25th 2016

if i say “i set my mind on something” or “i set my mind to something to something” it will be both correct and the same meaning ?

Saturday, June 25th 2016

    Have you mind set on means you want it very much, or you have made a decision. Set you mind to something means you focus intently on it and get it done (an action, accomplishment, etc.)

    Does this help?

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

Thank you so much Mr Tiger Woods ;)
Jokes apart, nice lesson. Thanks Adam!!

Saturday, June 25th 2016

As for me it’s not a very good lesson – too complicated.

Saturday, June 25th 2016

    English can be complicated sometimes Vlad. Keep on trying ;)

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

      I’m soory for my previos words, I will trying again and again ! Becouse your advice Adam is Wery important for my !!! Best wishes. Vladislav.

      Thursday, July 14th 2016

yah thank you sir
sir one question sir i know english but not very well

Saturday, June 25th 2016

    That’s why we’re here,Khanbangash, to help you out ;)

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

Thank you Adam. But I found this lesson very difficult even if I listened it twice. I’ll be very interesting if you could create some others lessons on the use of set.

Saturday, June 25th 2016

    I’ll see what I can do Beernaard

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

hi,Adam
my question is ;ways or methord to remove sexism in language

Saturday, June 25th 2016

    Hi Mariam,

    Ways or methods are not gender-related, so either one is ok and has no relevance to sexism.

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

Hey Adam!
Those are very important expressions. Thank you very much!
I got 9.
See you!

Saturday, June 25th 2016

I want a help , please ! how can I cancel the highlighting of the subtitles ?

Saturday, June 25th 2016

    Done :)

    Saturday, June 25th 2016

Hi Adam
I appreciate your way of teaching. Your vice during the lecture elaborate each word and sound nicely. Hence, Adam i learn much from your recent lesson present by you. I hope i will improve my English proficiency effectively.

Saturday, June 25th 2016

    Thanks Ahsanalimughal. I hope so too :)

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

Hi Adam
I appreciate your way of teachig. Your vice during the lecture elaborate each word and sound nicely.Hence, Adam I learn much from your recent lesson present by you. I hope i will improve my English proficiency effectively.

Sunday, June 26th 2016

    Thanks Rameshwar. I hope so too :)

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

I like “set” as adjective. very interesting.

Sunday, June 26th 2016

It was a helpful lesson, Adam.
Thanks, Teacher.
a graph showing the number of cars sold each month
a graph to show the number of cars sold each month
a graph that shows the number of cars sold each
The dog that barks is mine.
The dog barking is mine.
Don’t forget this lesson, Adam
Thanks

Sunday, June 26th 2016

    Good time for you! By the way, how many time have you tried to get answer for you question?

    Monday, June 27th 2016

    Hi Fahdbensalman,
    a graph showing the number of cars sold each month
    a graph that shows the number of cars sold each
    The barking dog is mine.
    OK

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

hi , i still fresh hers and i’ve got 7 out of 10 but before watching that lessons . i bet it’s going to be a piece of chocolate . i’ll be back for notes .

Sunday, June 26th 2016

excuse my last comment full of mistakes due to my hastiness .

Sunday, June 26th 2016

    No worries Amir. Next time it’ll be a piece of cake ;)

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

Great job, Adam. Thanks a lot!

Sunday, June 26th 2016

Teacher Adam,

I really like your lessons and learn a lot from you. Thank you so much!! :)

Sunday, June 26th 2016

Hi,thank you Adam for your priceless lessons , y’ve got incredible potential to teach , however , i’ve some words and i’d like to figure out their meanings , please just stand by and of course thanks again .

Sunday, June 26th 2016

Extraordinary!
Thank you Mr Adam.

Monday, June 27th 2016

    Mr. Adam!?! LMAO )))

    Monday, June 27th 2016

I need study more phrasal verbs, specially about SET. But I believe we can’t learn it if we don’t practice it.

Monday, June 27th 2016

Thank you,Adam.You have helped me a lot to improve my English.

Monday, June 27th 2016

Another good proportion of English by Adam. Slowly but surely! Well put! Well done! :)
Thank you!

Monday, June 27th 2016

Hi Adam
How do you do?
Glad to see you again after a few month.
If you don’t mind I have a question about studing English abroad in the USA.
I’ve searched google but I wanted to ask you too.
Do you know a perfect college or institution in the USA specially in San Francisco to study English with affordable tuition?
My brother is a US citizen but I’m not & I live in Iran already.
I’ll appreciate it.

Monday, June 27th 2016

    Hi Mohsen,

    I wish I could help, but I’m not in the uS and don’t know much about the schools in SF. Try reading reviews by students about each school there.
    Good luck :)

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

      Hi Again Adam.
      I understand.
      Anyway, thank you so much for your answer.

      Saturday, July 16th 2016

Great and constructive…Thank you :)

Monday, June 27th 2016

Hi Adam,
thanks for the lesson, which was slightly diffucult. so many meanings of the word “set” made my head spinning. But I will not give up.
Take care

Monday, June 27th 2016

Adam is a excellent teacher, thanks very much for your lessons!

Monday, June 27th 2016

Thank you Adam.

Monday, June 27th 2016

adam we need lesson on clauses please …make for it us

Tuesday, June 28th 2016

    On its way Mani ;)

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

Thanks Adam for this lesson, it was very good. My score was not too bad but I have to keep working on it.

Tuesday, June 28th 2016

Helpful lesson, Adam (as always)! The word “set” often occurs in lots of texts and I constantly have problems when I’m reading them. Thank you!

Tuesday, June 28th 2016

Adam you’re such a good teacher. I like your style of teaching, a nice by the way

Tuesday, June 28th 2016

My score is 10/10. I like your way of talking,Adam. Thanks !

Wednesday, June 29th 2016

It is very useful lesson, thanks a lot!

Wednesday, June 29th 2016

Great lesson Adam thank a lot

Thursday, June 30th 2016

Thanks, Adam.
I would like to ask
‘the proportion of the population in cities of 100,000 or more rose about a third faster ….’
100,000 in this sentence refers to ‘the number of cities’ or ‘the cities with 100,000 people’?

Thursday, June 30th 2016

    Sorry, I would like to ask two more questions.
    – Behind ‘tutorial’ do we need to add ‘class’? Tutorial class? Or tutorial is fine?
    – widen my experience + by/from + v-ing (e.g. trying, teaching…) which preposition should we use?
    Thanks,

    Tuesday, July 5th 2016

      Hi Sophie,

      100,000 refers to 100k people.
      Tutorial is fine.
      widen my experience by teaching…

      Wednesday, July 13th 2016

Well it was great lesson that helped me very much for my English improvement. And i look forward to having next lesson. Thanks a bunch Adam.

Thursday, June 30th 2016

Hi Adam
You are great teacher.

Friday, July 1st 2016

Great explanation. I’m kind of set to use the variations of the word/verb/adjective set :)

Saturday, July 2nd 2016

Hello, Mr Adam! For about a week, I’ve been surfing the Internet and looking for a lesson on the English of math, but found nothing of a proper quality. I need the language of the high-school math because I know the basic terms like addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc. If you liked math at high school, could you please make a video on a more advanced English of math?) I think a lot of students all over the world would be more than happy to watch it))

Saturday, July 2nd 2016

    HI Dior,

    I will get on that ;)

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

Hi guys. I am new here. If anybody interests in talking to me through the skype please raise your hands

Sunday, July 3rd 2016

my skype name is .. vooth.kanchan

Sunday, July 3rd 2016

hi i am an engineer from Arabism and i like you and all your lessons .. so i am going to learn more and more with your lessons.. i think (engvid) is the best way to learn English.. please i want to be your best friend.. thanks

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

Thanks Adam!

From the set of English teachers, you are one of those who sets apart.

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

Amazing lesson as always!

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

Thank you for that lesson Adam.
I have just finished “David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens, so you can congratulate me. I have read it for a few months.(never thought I would)
There are so many audiobooks on Youtube and I have listened them all the time since I started to learn English. But I begin to be doughtfull about the accent and pronunciation of these guys lately.
Adam, can you check this reader if you please…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgkaYLdglQ0
He speaks american without dought, but some words in british (for insteans either he pronounces /ˈaɪ.ðɚ/)
etc.
Thank you.

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

    Adam, please recommend me some youtube channel where I could listen audiobooks read by real native speakers. Thank you!

    Friday, July 8th 2016

      Hi Katrin,

      Firstly, congratulations :). Not an easy book.

      As for audio books, I will look around, but I do not listen to these much so don’t really know. I will find something good though ;)

      Wednesday, July 13th 2016

        Thanks Adam! It would be very good.

        Friday, July 15th 2016

          Hi Katrin,

          This book is an American classic. The guy who reads it does it very naturally (a little fast, but if you follow along with the book it might be ok). Keep in mind he gets very into this reading ;)

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGCrU5htLhQ

          Thursday, July 28th 2016

          Thank you VERY,VERY much Adam!!! God bless you for what you’re doing!!!

          Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

          Tnank you Adam ,the speed normal for me.

          Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

Mr. Adam Please can I be your friend to speak with you directly for more learning by conversation.. by fiber? If u agree I will send my No. to u.. plz

Thursday, July 7th 2016

    Hi Pulseheart,

    I appreciate the vote of confidence, but I am afraid I cannot meet for conversations. You can ask others here to practice speaking. Good luck :)

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

Sorry..
plz Mr. Adam help me by make conversations with u ,when u agree I will give u my viber No. … PLZ

Thursday, July 7th 2016

Wow it’s so cool I got good scores 7/10 . I been hasty to answer

Saturday, July 9th 2016

hello, Adam
how to pronounce “wound” as a noun and “wound” as past tense of “wind”?
wound=food=mood
wound=band=land
is that scale right?

Sunday, July 10th 2016

    Hi Fahdbensalman,

    verb- wound, found, sound
    noun/verb, wound, tuned

    Hope this helps

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

Adam hi again. Adam many school teachers in russia say /ZEY/ instead of /THEY/ and /BASROOM/ instead of /BATHROOM/.(they pronounce TH as a /Z/ and /S/) So there’s nothing strange that 90% of russians who learned English in school say: ZERE SREE PEOPLE IN BASROOM (in russian it sounds very funny).
BUT it is more strange when I say they’re not right!(they begin close their comments on Youtube, they begin to quarrel(without explanation) etc) Sometimes I begin to think they’re aliens.
They think they have the best pronunciation!!?
Very bad…Kids suffer of that.
Russian teachers like British very much(especially who don’t understand English at all). You can watch funny videos if you will go on Youtube (for instance
” учитель английского языка, показательный урок”
So you can find more topics for your lessons… Bye!

Sunday, July 10th 2016

    Those are master-class lessons of course!

    Sunday, July 10th 2016

      Thanks Katrin. This problem exists not only in Russia. I’ve had many students tell me that their (non-native English speaking)teachers taught them something another way and so I must be wrong. I simply tell them to go with what they want, but if they go to the US or Canada, they might not be understood. Then I leave it alone. There is no sense arguing with stubborn people :)

      Wednesday, July 13th 2016

        Many of them just don’t understand english movies(I mean teachers), audiobooks, songs( I will not speak about teleshows). I don’t know how can they teach.
        The kids ask them, at lessons, how this and that in English(I mean translation of words) and many teachers say that they(kids) must know just what in the books!(and they(teachers) are not ashamed that they don’t know words)
        One girl said me that their teacher, at lessons, translates texts by dictionary (and she forbids them(kids) to use dictionary). That girl just 11 years old and the English she learns are very easy.
        Too bad. I know many cases when kids took bad marks just for pronouncing TH in other way than their teacher. Thank you for answer Adam. Bye!

        Friday, July 15th 2016

          Sorry(didn’t check it): That girl IS just 11 years old and the English she learns IS very easy.

          Friday, July 15th 2016

          It happens. It’s sad, but those who want to learn English will do it later in life on their own, or with a better teacher, hopefully.

          Thursday, July 28th 2016

          Why I like American people, they do their work completely.

          Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

Thank you for everything Mr adam ❤️

Sunday, July 10th 2016

Thank you so much for lesson!!!

Monday, July 11th 2016

Thank you everyone :)

Wednesday, July 13th 2016

Hello Adam lm here anew participant I would like to learn English language

Saturday, July 23rd 2016

    Welcome Hudasalih :)

    Thursday, July 28th 2016

Hi Adam
On observing your English lesson on ‘set’, I performed awesomely well by securing 10 out of 10. I would be grateful if you prepared a video on ‘How to use DAMN’. Thank you
Kedar

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

Hi Adam
On observing your English lesson on ‘set’, I performed awesomely well by securing 10 out of 10. I would be grateful if you prepared a video on ‘How to use DAMN’. Thank you.
Kedar

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

Hi Adam
Thanks a lot for the lessons!!! Clear and easy to uderstand explanations,good examples,I`m improving my English in the most enjoyable way!

Thursday, August 11th 2016

thanks mate..

Friday, August 19th 2016

hai sir,

how can i learn fluent english. could you please give any suggestion.

Thursday, September 8th 2016

Is there another meaning that means frame.
ex:I was set up.
thanks

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

Hi Adam, my name is Adam ;)Good lesson, appreciate. However, I’m a little confused with the last sentence from quiz… I understand that when we have a fire in our kitchen then alarm should be in “on mode” (it means that I prefer to hear the alarm before my kitchen is completely burned out ;)), so, why we should use “set off the alarm”? For me, if something is turned off then you cannot hear or see this.

Monday, September 19th 2016

setting up

set up and setting up is it similar meaning.for example i read in the news paper President issued a decree last month setting up the law.

Monday, September 26th 2016

Hi Adam,
You are a great teacher.I have a question, it’s exactly the same of Adamski:
“I understand that when we have a fire in our kitchen then alarm should be in “on mode” (it means that I prefer to hear the alarm before my kitchen is completely burned out ;)), so, why we should use “set off the alarm”? For me, if something is turned off then you cannot hear or see this.”

Tuesday, September 27th 2016

Thanks a lot to hel me understand so many new things. I find your videos/classes very helpful.

Some expressions in english that are set, sound very awkward to me, like the example Christian3333 put on. the “set off an alarm” thing. It is confussing.

Saturday, October 8th 2016

why the answer to the number 10 is set off?????????

Wednesday, October 19th 2016

    because set off has a several meanıng . one of them is to make sth start workıng and make sth explode . the smoke from the kıtchen started the fıre alarm , that ‘s the meanıng of the sentence

    Monday, November 14th 2016

awsome. thank u!

Saturday, November 12th 2016

hey Adam. can u pls ecplain the difference between “by whom” and “who” .thx :)

Sunday, November 13th 2016

thıs lesson really helped me understand meanıng of ”set”from other aspect .ıt ıs useful and thanks alex .by the way ı lıke your pronunciation , ı hope ı can speak english like you

Monday, November 14th 2016

Hi, Adam. I have a question, why do all of you only post videos about TOIEC or TOEFELs? i’m preparing the Cambridge’s C1 test, and I need to practice some skills for the grammar and writing tasks. But it’s very difficult to me to find exercices related to that. For instance, word formation, or rewriting sentences,choose the best answer which fix in the gap,…,are extremely complex to me :(
thanks

Thursday, November 24th 2016

hey adam !!
i am your new student ……… :)
thanks for your lesson , some lessons are so difficult for me but your way of teaching is very good :)
so wish me luck for my toefl exam ……

Thursday, December 1st 2016
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