[Ads-l] _light on fire_ vs. _set on fire_

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM AMRDEC (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Thu Oct 20 10:14:18 EDT 2016


> 
> John set the house on fire. (OK)
> John set the house ablaze. (OK)
> John set the house afire. (?)
> 
> The rumor spread like a house on fire /  afire.  (OK / OK)
> 
> 

"Well I had them all out there steppin' an' a fetchin'
Like their heads were on fire and their asses was catchin'"

Charlie Daniels "Uneasy Rider"

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