There are many phrasal verbs in English and improving your speaking skills often means learning and studying them. This can pose a challenge because there are so many of them! However, do not fret (this means, 'do not worry'), because there is hope! Most native English-speakers use the same phrasal verbs over and over again, so to improve your English speaking, you really only have to know a portion of the phrasal verbs that exist.

One of the most commonly used phrasal verbs is:

                     set up


This phrasal verb is common most likely due to the fact that it has many definitions and uses.

...to Set Up can mean:



*to establish as an organization, business, etc.

A group of students in my class set up a new study club. 

They set up a new business selling used vintage clothes.


setting up a new business



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*to assemble; to physically connect / put together

They set up their new home theater system. 


setting up electronic equipment

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*
to put into power


The rebel forces took control and set up a new president and a new government. 


setting up a new government

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*to arrange for someone to be blamed for something (this is also called 'to frame someone')

The criminals set up the innocent man for the crime.  

setting someone up for a crime 
by putting evidence in their room 
(this is also called 'planting evidence')

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Do you know any other uses for the phrasal verb 'set up'?

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Happy English!

Gerry ( ;)
 


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