Set the alarm clock

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tony_taoyh

New Member
Chinese
Hi, all,

I am new in this forum.

I have one question. How to say "set the alarm clock" correctly?

Options:

a) I set the alarm for 8am.

b) I set the alarm to 8am.

c) I set the alarm as 8am.

d) I set the alarm at 8am.

Thank you.

Tony
 
  • tony_taoyh

    New Member
    Chinese
    Hi, Takeshi,

    Thank you for the information.

    How about the following one?

    "Figure 3 shows R2 versus Idd with Vdd set to 2.85V." (copied from online document from a known US company)

    Do you think it is also most appropriate to use "with VDD set for 2.85 V"?

    Thank you.

    Tony
     

    cyberpedant

    Senior Member
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    How to say "set the alarm clock" correctly?

    a) I set the alarm for 8am.
    This is correct.

    I set the alarm to 8am.
    Acceptable, but a bit unusual.

    c) I set the alarm as 8am.
    Wrong.

    d) I set the alarm at 8am.
    This is not grammatically wrong, but it doesn't mean what one usually expects. You are saying that at 8 am you performed the action of setting the alarm.
     
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