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Discussion in 'English' started by Goodsis, Aug 8, 2015.
Which is more appropriate?
set rules or a set of rules?
Can you write the whole sentence? Not sure what you mean.
"These are the set rules" as in "rules that have been set" - although as surely all rules are 'set' this is not necessary.
"Here is the new set of rules for the academic year".
I'd say "these are the set rules" because "of" is a preposition that needs a noun denoting the subject of the underlying verb. Seeing as there isn't a verb in that sentence, I'd stick with the 1st one.
"Set of rules" because you are referring to a "group" of rules. "Set rules", as Jarndyce says, is meaningless. You may as well say, "These are the rules." because the "set" is unnecessary.