set a table
This page is about the collocation set a table
collocation pattern: verb + noun
to put forks, knives, spoons, plates, place mats, etc. onto a table before a meal is served
- Has anyone set the table yet? Dinner's nearly ready.
- Before the restaurant opens every night, all the tables have to be properly set.
Also "lay a table" (Br. English). A related collocation is "set a place (for sb at a table)".
Who has to know how to set a table correctly?
Contributor: Matt Errey