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    someone's attributes

    Someone told that they have good attributes towards football. But I couldn't understand what they meant by the `attributes'.

    After looked it up in a dicationry, I thought `attribute' may be a good quality or character.
    But still some doubts around me in understanding "someone's good attributes"?

    Could you tell what attribute could mean if it refers to a man?

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    #2

    Re: someone's attributes

    Your dictionary is right. Your friend was misusing the word. His sentence is non-idiomatic English.


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    Re: someone's attributes

    Thank you.
    Then, can I say - She has a good attribute of speaking English.


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    #4

    Re: someone's attributes

    No - you can say she has a good aptitude for speaking English.

    An attribute is an aspect of character rather than performance.

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