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The word setup (as a noun), I feel, has become an acceptable part of the English language, at least insofar as technical manuals or computer textbooks are concerned. However I find that the word is used very often in verb form like so:
"You can setup the program quite easily ..."
when in fact my understanding is that the actual sentence should be:
"You can set up the program quite easily ..."
I would like to know if setup can be used as a verb. The situation seems be very similar to the word output (as a noun). Output is a purely technical word and its use is restricted solely to technical texts or at least in a technical context within non-technical books. However it is also used in verb form now like so:
"The system will output the signal ..."
I would be very grateful if this question is answered. Thank you