I would like to know which preposition is the best for the sentence below;

Set priorities of/for/to/on your tasks at work.

  • I won’t suggest this as an answer, because it doesn’t directly respond to your question, but here is a structure that circumvents the preposition issue all together: “Prioritize your tasks at work.” Jan 23, 2018 at 1:17

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for would be best in this context.

Set priorities for your tasks at work.

This is true for most contexts.

Set your priorities for tasks at work.

Setting priorities for tasks at work is very important.

It is important to set priorities for tasks at work.

A word of warning: Don't blindly apply this rule to literally any context.

Of and To would never be used in any reasonable context.

  • The last Set your priorities on the highway is slightly off, as on is describing your location, not your priority. It is still "Set your priorities for safety or speed on the highway". Jan 22, 2018 at 19:47
  • Yeah, it's a bad example. Feel free to suggest an edit. Jan 22, 2018 at 19:52
  • I gave one in the comment and +1 but suggest deleting the last two lines of the answer. Jan 22, 2018 at 19:53
  • Bold might be better than the <kbd> tag to highlight words here.
    – Davo
    Jan 22, 2018 at 20:57
  • @Davo I have a made-up convention where I reserve italic and bold for emphasis. I use block quote for sentences or paragraphs, code blocks for sentence fragments, and <kbd> for single words. Jan 23, 2018 at 21:11

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