Phrasal Verbs

set about

This page is about the phrasal verb set about


to begin doing something that will probably take a lot of effort or a long time


begin, start

For example

  • set about sth Before he set about the task of finding a new job, Trevor bought a new suit and had a haircut.

  • set about doing sth Next year we'll set about finding new markets overseas for our products.

Quick Quiz

Helen has set about the daunting challenge of learning Japanese because she

a. doesn't have enough time

b. isn't good at languages

c. loves Japanese literature

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