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Standards of vs standards for Options
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 12:24:23 AM
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Standards of initial education and training for pharmacy technicians set out the criteria against which we will approve education and training for pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians.

https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/initial-PT

Which meaning or uses of the preposition "of" is used in "standards of initial education and training..."? If we replace "of" with "for", what would sentence mean?
palapaguy
Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 11:29:26 AM

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"For" seems to me the (slightly) better choice in the sentence you posted, but "of" is also commonly used. The two choices are suitable and have nearly the same meaning.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2018 6:50:09 AM

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Hello Jigneshbharati.

Are we missing some punctuation here?

This really looks to me like it should say:
"Standards of Initial Education" and "Training for Pharmacy Technicians" set out the criteria against which we will approve education and training for pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians.

Ah! I looked at the link.
The actual title of the issue is "Standards for the Initial Education and Training of Pharmacy Technicians".

It is this pamphlet (Copyrighted by General Pharmaceutical Council) which sets out the criteria.

That initial page is badly-written.

"Standards for the Initial Education and Training of Pharmacy Technicians" sets out the criteria against which we will approve education and training for pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians.

The difference between 'of' and 'for' is the difference between what exists and what is expected.

"The standards of education" means "the quality of education as it exists (in several places)".
The standards of education in our colleges are terrible - many have too few teachers, and all have too little funding to provide materials.

"The standards for education" means "the quality which we would expect to find in education if we were to inspect".
The standards for education which we demand are that: each teacher should have a maximum of twenty students per class; each student should be issued with all text-books; materials for practical work should be provided . . .


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:55:10 PM
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Thanks a lot Drago!!!
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