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    i made a bracelet and it turned out a diaster

    which one is correct?

    my skills are not very good
    my skill is not veyr good

    i don't have much skill
    i don't have many skills

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    Default Re: skill

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    To make a bracelet probably requires a single overall skill, in grammatical terms, so I would use the singular here: My skill is not very good / I don't have much skill [in bracelet-making].

    In other, more complex situations, the plural would be better: My essay-writing skills are excellent: grammar, composition, style, etc.
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