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Set up vs. setup

Setup is one word when it is a noun (e.g., “it was a setup!”) or an adjective (e.g., “follow the setup instructions”). It is two words—set upwhen it functions as a verb (e.g., “I’m going to set up the computer”). Some writers and publishes use set-up, with a hyphen, instead of setup. In any case, the one-word form and the hyphenated form do not function as verbs.

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  1. function as verbs. PASTE POSSY COPY

  2. very useful, thanks muchly :)

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