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    Is "accomplished" correct?

    Hello everybody,

    I'm not sure if this is the correct way to use “accomplish”:



    I am particularly accomplished on characteristic products and fields.


    I would like to use “accomplished” in this context, because I've already used “experienced” in the same letter.


    Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: Is "accomplished" correct?

    Reads like typical cover letter blah, blah, blah. Lot of words that say a lot but don't really mean anything. Don't be surprised if you don't get a response.

    Best advice I can give you is to delete this sentence.

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    #3

    Re: Is "accomplished" correct?

    What are characteristic products and fields?

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    #4

    Re: Is "accomplished" correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    What are characteristic products and fields?
    This is the complete context:

    I am particularly accomplished on characteristic products and fields like travel and tourism. Furthermore, I’m confident with the administration of exclusive brands.

    Instead of "characteristic", I would like to use "peculiar". Is this also correct in this context?

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    Re: Is "accomplished" correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Merkuzio View Post
    This is the complete context:

    I am particularly accomplished on characteristic products and fields like travel and tourism. Furthermore, I’m confident with the administration of exclusive brands.

    Instead of "characteristic", I would like to use "peculiar". Is this also correct in this context? No.

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    "I am particularly accomplished on characteristic products and fields like travel and tourism."
    The above makes no sense.

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    Re: Is "accomplished" correct?

    "Peculiar" means "strange" or "unusual" and has a slightly negative connotation. Don't use it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is "accomplished" correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Peculiar" means "strange" or "unusual" and has a slightly negative connotation. Don't use it.
    As far as I know, "strange, unusual, bizarre, odd" are not the main meaning of peculiar, which foremost means "particular, distinctive, specific", without any negative connotation.

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    Re: Is "accomplished" correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "I am particularly accomplished on characteristic products and fields like travel and tourism."
    The above makes no sense.
    If I use "experienced" instead of "accomplished", may it be correct?
    Thanks!

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    #9

    Re: Is "accomplished" correct?

    The sentence doesn't work. You could use something like I have a lot of experience in travel and tourism.

    PS If you look at these dictionaries, peculiar is usually listed as meaning strange/odd, etc first. Definitions of peculiar - OneLook Dictionary Search

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