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#163302 11/08/06 04:21 PM
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'You can make the setting using the keypad'

Does this sound right to our US members? It sounds odd to me. I would say 'perform', 'configure', etc. Thanks.

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Sounds OK to me.


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'You can make the setting using the keypad'
Nope. Doesn't sound right, though I think most americans would understand the usage.

I think 'configure' is better than 'make.'

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Sounds rather like a native Cajun/Creole French speaker, e.g. "I make the market me" instead of "I'm going shopping".

I wouldn't use "perform" at all and "configure" is using a big word when a small word will do.

"Set the setting" is awkward but if the context was about "the setting" then "set it" would be good.

"Change the setting" is probably best IMO, but there are lots of good alternatives especially if you don't have to use the word "setting", e.g. set the option.

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To us (U.S.), to make a setting is to set the table

Also called a place setting

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create the setting?

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Quote:

'You can make the setting using the keypad'

Does this sound right to our US members? It sounds odd to me. I would say 'perform', 'configure', etc. Thanks.




BY:

It sounds terrible to me, and I had to read the rest of the thread to figure out what the setting was all about. I would have written:

You can change the settings by using the keypad.


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if you don't like to configure the settings, you could maybe set the configuration.

here's one I've actually used in a classroom situation (by definition, it's pedantic) -- it includes the first time too:

We'll effect the settings by using the keyboard.

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No. According to Laverne, who is far smarter than I, you arrange it


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>you arrange it.

what, are you setting a table with a keypad??
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