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    Default What will a native put?

    "foster strengths and circumvent weaknesses"

    Is this sentence naturally written?

    Is there another way of expressing the same meaning?

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    Default Re: What will a native put?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    "foster strengths and circumvent weaknesses"

    Is this sentence naturally written?
    It's not a sentence. If the complete sentence begind "Hamburgers ..." then not many native speakers would say it.

    Jason, you have been around for more than a year, and posted 428 messages. You should know by now that we need CONTEXT if you want us to give helpful answers.

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    Default Re: What will a native put?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It's not a sentence. If the complete sentence begind "Hamburgers ..." then not many native speakers would say it.

    Jason, you have been around for more than a year, and posted 428 messages. You should know by now that we need CONTEXT if you want us to give helpful answers.
    Thank you!

    OK, when it comes to having an interview, it is advisable that you foster strengths and circumvent weaknesses.

    So is the underlined part naturally written in this context? Is there another way of expressing the same meaning?

    Thanks again!

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    Default Re: What will a native put?

    I don't think it's very natural in that sentence. I'd go for:

    When you are preparing for an interview, work on your strengths and find ways round your weaknesses.
    During an interview, try to highlight your strengths and avoid dwelling on your weaknesses.

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