postulate before/from

< Previous | Next >


Senior Member

Please advise, which of the underlined fits better in the sentence below?



This does not have to be so automatically, but the decision of the lawmaker to regulate certain facts already in the general provisions of the Constitution must have its purpose and meaning. It [the lawmaker] postulates them thus before/from the others. [places it on a more important place]
  • Retired-teacher

    Senior Member
    British English
    "They are postulated before the others". However, I'm not sure that "postulated" is the right word here. "Promulgated" looks more appropriate.

    You should not replace "the lawmaker" who is a person by "it". You cold use "he" but that then opens up the gender argument. I would leave out the person.
    Last edited:
    < Previous | Next >