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

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Thu Oct 20 16:03:06 EDT 2016


Perhaps:  “set alight” + “light a fire” => “light on fire”  ???

Ughsome whatever, I agree.

R.

> 
> 
>     > "Set it on fire" is the only acceptable form in my idiot-lect.
>     >
> 
>     Given that you and I agree, Jon, what can possibly explain the
>     all-too-annoyingly-common use of "light [...] on fire" even by
> newscasters.
>

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