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    numerate/numeracy skills

    Hi,

    Question:
    If I completed a maths degree, which sentence is correct?

    Sentence1:
    I hope I can find a job which my excellent numerate skills and analytical mind will be most of use.
    Sentence2:
    I hope I can find a job which my excellent numeracy skills and analytical mind will be most of use.

    Thanks

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    Re: numerate/numeracy skills

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    If I completed a maths degree, which sentence is correct?

    Sentence1:
    I hope I can find a job which my excellent numerate skills and analytical mind will be most of use.
    Sentence2:
    I hope I can find a job which my excellent numeracy skills and analytical mind will be most of use.

    Thanks
    As far as the use of the highlighted word is concerned, sentence 2 is correct. You have numeracy skills and therefore you are numerate.

    However, the sentence itself is not completely correct. I would suggest:

    I hope I can find a job IN WHICH (or simply WHERE) my excellent numeracy skills and analytical mind will be best used (or OF MOST USE).

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