Purple Level

Lesson Twenty-seven


set / set / set / setting

Use the verb "set" when putting something down, into, or on a place. This verb is also used when making something and for arranging time.

1. What time do you usually set your alarm clock for?
alarm clock
2. We need to set an appointment to meet. What day are you available?
3. A remote control is set to work with a machine. (The verb "set" is in the passive voice in this sentence.)
4. You might have to set a code to get into your car, your house, or your garage.
5. He needs to set this down. It’s really heavy.
set down
6. If you work at a restaurant, you have to know how to set a table.

7. Haley is a very good swimmer. In fact, she has set several records for speed at her school.

girl in pool
8. They’re setting up a tent. set up

9. They’ve saved a lot of money over the years, and now they’re all set to retire.

(The word "set" in this example is an adjective. It means "ready."

older couple
Note: When this word is used as a noun, it means "group."
present tense: set / sets
past tense: set
future: will set
present continuous: am / are / is setting
past continuous: was / were setting
future continuous: will be setting
present perfect: has / have set
past perfect: had set
future perfect: will have set
present perfect continuous: has / have been setting
past perfect continuous: had been setting
future perfect continuous: will have been setting
modal verbs: ______ set
past tense modal: ______ have set
infinitive: to set
gerund: setting
passive: yes

Next: Lesson Twenty-eight

the verb "work"