Is "set something target of something" an expression? Or is it "set target of something"? I'm confused.
Usually, the expression is to "set a target of" something, which means to attempt to achieve a result by making something your goal. However, you can also change this expression to "set something the target of" something else by placing the object of the sentence in front of "target". You can pretty much do this in any context of this expression, and it is just simply another way to say the first expression without changing the meaning. Ex: The department set a target of a hundred sales today. Ex: The department set a sales target of a hundred sales.