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    improved (on) the style

    Ng Mui is considered the founder of Wing Chun. She was one of five elders of the Sil lum temple. She wasn't always a nun. Her real name was Loi Sai Leung. She went into hiding as a nun, only after avenging the death of her father. It was there where she took the name Ng Mui.

    Due to her skill as a martial artist, Ng Mui was the most skilled martial artist at the temple. She studied a martial art style called Mo Dong Mountain. She also developed a style after studying a mouse walking, called Sui Bo Mui Fa Kuen (little mouse footwork, plum flower fist). After studying a snake and a crane, she improved (on) the style. It became known as Sei Ho Bak Bo (snake and crane eight steps). Ng Mui then refined the style and it became known as Ng Bo Mui Fa Kuen (plum flower fist). These are the styles that preceded Wing Chun.

    Should 'on' be inserted after 'improved'?

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    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 26-Apr-2012 at 14:37. Reason: typo of 'wasn't'

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    Re: improved (on) the style

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Ng Mui is considered the founder of Wing Chun. She was one of five elders of the Sil lum temple. She wasn?t always a nun. Her real name was Loi Sai Leung. She went into hiding as a nun, only after avenging the death of her father. It was there where she took the name Ng Mui.

    Due to her skill as a martial artist, Ng Mui was the most skilled martial artist at the temple. She studied a martial art style called Mo Dong Mountain. She also developed a style after studying a mouse walking, called Sui Bo Mui Fa Kuen (little mouse footwork, plum flower fist). After studying a snake and a crane, she improved (on) the style. It became known as Sei Ho Bak Bo (snake and crane eight steps). Ng Mui then refined the style and it became known as Ng Bo Mui Fa Kuen (plum flower fist). These are the styles that preceded Wing Chun.

    Should 'on' be inserted after 'improved'?

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    No. Also, it would be better to delete "Due to her skill as a martial artist" . it isn't necessary.

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    Re: improved (on) the style

    Thanks, Bhaisahab

    Ng Mui was the most skilled martial artist at the temple.

    Shouldn't it be 'skilful' instead of 'skilled'? And, if so, what is the difference between this pair of words?


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