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    break the rule

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


    This is a sentence which I think is wrong. Only a man/woman breaks the rules. We say "behavior is against the rules".

    Am I right?

    Thanks for your help!

    Jason

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    Re: break the rule

    Actions are generally against the rules. Logically, I agree with you. However, I would not have a problem with "behaviour which breaks the rules".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: break the rule

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would not have a problem with "behaviour which breaks the rules".
    Would you accept "breaks" being replaced with such words as "violates", "contravenes" or "infringes"?

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