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  1. B45
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    Ferrari is benchmark of/for all sports cars.

    Ferrari is benchmark of/for all sports cars.

    Are both okay?

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    Re: Ferrari is benchmark of/for all sports cars.

    I'd say it is "the benchmark of​ all sports cars".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Ferrari is benchmark of/for all sports cars.

    I'm not a teacher.

    Ferrari is a benchmark for all sports cars.

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    Re: Ferrari is benchmark of/for all sports cars.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joaquin García Navarro View Post
    I'm not a teacher.
    Your profile says you are a retired English teacher, so you don't have to say it.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: Ferrari is benchmark of/for all sports cars.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joaquin García Navarro View Post
    I'm not a teacher.

    Ferrari is a benchmark for all sports cars.
    I too would use "for", but I would use "the" if the writer believes Ferrari is the best.

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