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    Default peculiar skills vs specific skills

    Hello,

    This is a line from one of my students' presentations:
    To be a great specialist, you should have peculiar skills.

    My opinion is:
    To be a good specialist, you should develop specific skills.

    I am not sure about the word 'specific' though. I might say 'skills necessary for the profession', but I would like to keep sentences short as it is a popplet presentation and they appear under photographs.

    What is your opinion?
    Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: peculiar skills vs specific skills

    Specific is fine.

    It's better than peculiar because of the likely confusion with the more usual meaning of that word.

    Rover

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    Default Re: peculiar skills vs specific skills

    People who call themselves specialists possess specialized skills or expertise.

    not a teacher

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