RE: Warning re Christopher James book
At 03:09 PM 3/10/2008, you wrote:
I think in all four definitions of "set-up" there is the common factor that each is an "arrangement" of something. In this use set-up, with or without the hyphen, is a noun referring to something that exists so IMO the plural should be the same as for any other noun or object, that is, the S goes on the end vis: set-ups. As a verb I think the hyphen is not necessary or correct as in "Can you set up these lights?" The resulting arrangement of lights would be called a set-up. If there is more than one it would become set-ups as in "What lighting set-ups do you have for the scenes in this play?"On Mon, 10 Mar 2008, BOB KISS wrote:Well Bob, be my guest -- but I think the hyphen turns the whole thing into the noun. "Sets-up" feels awkward & unclear (to me anyway) plus we're only doing one at a time.DEAR JUDY, Just a quick question regarding grammar. Shouldn't it be "sets-up" not "set-ups"? I defer to your knowledge so please advise... CHEERS! BOB
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