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I'm confused whether do we use for or on with the phrase set out? Like, I'll set out for a trip to Philadelphia. I'll set out on a trip to Philadelphia.

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The use of 'for' implies prior to. For example,

He set out for a boat trip to Alaska by flying Seattle.

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You set out on a trip, journey, errand, etc.

You set out for a destination.

He set out on a trip to Philadelphia.

He set out for Philadelphia.

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