In general, should it read either as:

  1. all sets that are collections of individual tasks or
  2. all sets of a task kind ?

In the first case I would expect 'task' to be plural, in the second case I would expect it as singular.

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    As "task" is countable and "set" implies many items, the singular is not appropriate. – Graffito Apr 21 '16 at 11:09

For all sets of tasks

...is correct.

For all sets of task

...is always incorrect.

Since "task" and "job" are similar enough, a substitution helps to show the error. Incorrect:

For all sets of job


A "task" is singular, whereas a "set" is a collection of tasks (according to your question) - 'for all sets of tasks' would suit sets containing tasks, 'for all sets of task' would need a task defined.

  • This neglects to specify which assumption is correct. – agc Apr 21 '16 at 11:17
  • "Sets of task" is incorrect. Excepting for words that are both plural and singular, (e..g. "bread" -- "loaves of bread" never "loaves of breads"), the specific noun must be pluralized. – agc Apr 21 '16 at 11:38

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