Set up vs Put up

Discussion in 'English Only' started by ikalel, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. ikalel Member

    hi guys i'm little confused to figure out the image between 'setting up a tent' and 'putting up a tent'. Can you tell me how these two sentences are different from each other?
  2. Tazzler Senior Member

    American English
    "set up" doesn't sound too bad to me, but I think "put up" is more common.
  3. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    American English
    I think both are fine -- in my backpacking days, we tended to set up a tent, but these were two- and three-person mountain tents. I think if it were a much larger tent, I would put it up.
  4. ikalel Member

    Thanks for your prompt answer!

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