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From another post:

found these in Oxford Dict.
set sth<=>off; take sth <=>on; put sth <=> down, give sth <=> away
The double-direction arrows indicate the places of sth and the particle are interchangeable, Am I wrong?

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My question is: What is sth? And sb, if you know what that stands for as well.

Thank you in advance,

Donna
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something and somebody
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AnonymousFrom another post:

found these in Oxford Dict.
set sth<=>off; take sth <=>on; put sth <=> down, give sth <=> away
The double-direction arrows indicate the places of sth and the particle are interchangeable, Am I wrong?

I hope the other post clarified that 'sth' and the particle are only interchangeable when 'sth' is a noun (i.e. not a pronoun). In other words:
set the bomb off (correct)

set off the bomb (correct)
set it off (correct)
set off it (incorrect)

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Thanks a lot, finally someone actually clearified it.😃
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