영어 Hint of the Day #26: How to Correctly Use the Phrase “set out”

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영어 Hint of the Day #26: How to Correctly Use the Phrase “set out”

The phrase “set out” isn’t difficult to understand.  “출발하다” is pretty accurate and literal.  It can certainly mean to begin, as in a trip, or a journey.  The point of the phrase is that there is a specific destination.  That destination can be either literal (a specific place) or figurative (success).

Examples:
a.  Min-ho set out on his way to work.
b.  Hee-Young set out on her way to success by entering Brown University.
c.  The Lost Seoul has set out to create a useful blog for Koreans and non-Koreans alike.

Notes:
The subject that “sets out” is almost always an animate object.  It can a person, or group of people.  While it may not be technically wrong for an inanimate object to be the subject that “sets out,” The Lost Seoul cannot think of any examples in which the subject in inanimate.

영어 Hint of the Day #26: How to Correctly Use the Phrase “set out”

The phrase “set out” isn’t difficult to understand.  “출발하다” is pretty accurate and literal.  It can certainly mean to begin, as in a trip, or a journey.  The point of the phrase is that there is a specific destination.  That destination can be either literal (a specific place) or figurative (success).

Examples:
a.  Min-ho set out on his way to work.
b.  Hee-Young set out on her way to success by entering Brown University.
c.  The Lost Seoul has set out to create a useful blog for Koreans and non-Koreans alike.

Notes:
The subject that “sets out” is almost always an animate object.  It can a person, or group of people.  While it may not be technically wrong for an inanimate object to be the subject that “sets out,” The Lost Seoul cannot think of any examples in which the subject in inanimate.




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