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    Question ask for help

    I'm a new comer in this forum. it's a wonderful place.

    My question is:
    Can I say "Talent only is far from his excellent acedamic performance."

    How can I make the sentence above native?

    I just want to express the meaning that talent is not enough to achieve an excellent acedamic performance, diligence is also a significant factor.


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    Default Re: ask for help

    Welcome, bandgxy.

    What about?

    "Talent only is not enough to achieve acedamic excellence, diligence is also a significant factor."

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    Default Re: ask for help

    I'm writting my ps for applying Ph.D program in US.

    In my PS, the previous paragraph is about my excellent acedamic performance, and I attribute the excellence to my talent.
    In the following paragraph, I want to express that there are many other factors lead to such achievement.

    So I want to join these paragraphs with a sentence.
    Can I use this sentence:
    "Talent only is far from his excellent acedamic performance."?

    I shall apreciate you give me some advice or an example for a better expression.
    Last edited by bandgxy; 29-Oct-2005 at 17:28.

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    Default Re: ask for help

    Quote Originally Posted by bandgxy
    Can I use this sentence:
    "Talent only is far from his excellent acedamic performance."?
    It's ungrammatical. "far from" doesn't work.

    I shall apreciate you give me some advice or an example for a better expression.
    This is clear:

    "Talent is not enough to achieve an excellent acedamic performance, diligence is also a significant factor."

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