Phrasal Verbs

set off (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb set off (1)


to begin a journey


set out, leave, set forth (formal)

For example

  • set off If they set off at ten o'clock, they should arrive by midday.

  • be setting off What time will you be setting off in the morning?

Quick Quiz

If your plane leaves at 9 o'clock, you'll need to set off for the airport about

a. 3 hours earlier

b. 3 hours after

c. 3 hours later

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