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The criteria of 'dog-ness' are the following...
The criteria for an animal to be a dog are the following...

Are both phrases correct and, if so, what's the difference between them? Are 'of' and 'for' interchangeable?

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    In this context, 'of' and 'for' are interchangeable. Both uses are correct, and there is no semantic difference.
    – Wehage
    Jun 24, 2020 at 16:26
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    ... but 'for' is more common.
    – Wehage
    Jun 24, 2020 at 16:32

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In this case they mean the same thing. 'of' and 'for' in this case roughly represent 'belonging to'

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