student asking question

Is it common to use the verb “plant” to “fire”?


Native speaker’s answer


No, it is not very common to use the verb "plant" with the word fire. It is more common to use "start" or "build" instead of "plant." It sounds a little odd when he uses "plant a fire." If you can't decide what verb to use with the word "fire," I would recommend either "start' or "build." It will prevent confusion and you will be sure that you are correct and understood.

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