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    break the rules

    "There is a lot of bad behavior which breaks the school rules. "

    I think only somebody can break the rules. So I want to change it as "
    There is a lot of bad behavior which is against the school rules."

    Am I right? Can some behavior break the rules?

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    Re: break the rules

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    "There is a lot of bad behavior which breaks the school rules. "

    I think only somebody can break the rules. So I want to change it as "
    There is a lot of bad behavior which is against the school rules."

    Am I right? Can some behavior break the rules?

    Thanks!

    Jason
    The behaviour is the result that leads to breaking the rules. You can use either sentence.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Re: break the rules

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    I think only somebody can break the rules.
    I agree.
    So I want to change it as
    "There is a lot of bad behavior which is against the school rules."

    Am I right?
    Your suggestion is better than the original, though it could suggest that there is some bad behavior that is not against the school rules. This possibility is removed if you put a comma after 'behavior'.

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