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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default Re: Is "accomplished" correct?

    What are characteristic products and fields?

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    Default 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?

    Thanks!

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    Default 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.

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

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    Default Re: Is "accomplished" correct?

    "Peculiar" means "strange" or "unusual" and has a slightly negative connotation. Don't use it.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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