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    "I expect to further develop my knowledge of the system."

    Would you say "further" is redundant? I think it's implicit in "develop"; in other words, one can't develop something without at the same time further developing it.

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    Using it shows that you have some knowledge know and you want to gain more. If you left it out, it may sound like you have no current knowledge of the topic at all.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: further develop

    I view "develop" as an evolutionary process and in your example I think it's OK to say "further develop" that, in other words, suggests the speaker wants to continue gaining "knowledge of the system" from whatever point has already been reached.

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