Re: Set [preposition]?

Subject: Re: Set [preposition]?
From: Karen Kay <karenk -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 1995 01:28:48 -0700

Laurel J. Gaddie said:
> What's the "proper" preposition to follow the verb "set?"

This depends on the situation.

> For example, when setting my modem speed, do I set it to, at, or for
> such and such a speed?

You set it to a certain speed. It is set at a certain speed. You hope
for transmission at that speed.:) (I really can't think of a situation
where 'set', 'modem', and 'for' all co-occur. It sounds colloquially
inaccurate to my ear.)

karenk -at- netcom -dot- com

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