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    Please which one is correct to use

    I'm always very confused with the usage of 'of' and 'for', every now and then, here and there, these two prepositions put me in trouble... this time it is with the word 'criteria'... should I use 'criteria of' or will it be 'criteria for'? and if both are applicable, where and how should they be used? even on the internet and at several other places, I have seen both being used, this adds more confusion to my already confused state...

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    Re: Please which one is correct to use

    Quote Originally Posted by keya mukherji View Post
    I'm always very confused with the usage of 'of' and 'for', every now and then, here and there, these two prepositions put me in trouble... this time it is with the word 'criteria'... should I use 'criteria of' or will it be 'criteria for'? and if both are applicable, where and how should they be used? even on the internet and at several other places, I have seen both being used, this adds more confusion to my already confused state...
    Yes, it's confusing!

    criteria of means set of requirements
    criteria for means criteria required


    'A password can meet most of the criteria [or set of requirements] of a strong password but still be rather weak. For example, Hello2U! is a relatively weak password even though it meets most of the criteria [required] for a strong password... .' (passage from http://technet.microsoft.com)




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    Re: Please which one is correct to use

    Quote Originally Posted by keya mukherji View Post
    I'm always very confused with the usage of 'of' and 'for', every now and then, here and there, these two prepositions put me in trouble... this time it is with the word 'criteria'... should I use 'criteria of' or will it be 'criteria for'? and if both are applicable, where and how should they be used? even on the internet and at several other places, I have seen both being used, this adds more confusion to my already confused state...

    Not a teacher.


    The selection criteria of this position.
    =
    This position’s selection criteria.

    The selection criteria for this position.
    =

    Giving this position selection criteria.

    These criteria of success.
    =
    Success’ criteria

    These criteria for success.
    =
    Giving success criteria.

    Cup of tea.
    =
    A cup containing tea.

    Cup for tea
    =
    Giving tea a cup.
    Or
    A tea cup :)


    Example:


    David, please create an assignment criteria for this English assignment.

    Class, please study the criteria of this English assignment very carefully.

    If a teacher could please advise if I am correct in my understanding that would be great.

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