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    Which formulation is best ? Thanks for your help :)

    Here we go:

    1) I am also strongly motivated to pursue my efforts in learning Portuguese.
    2) I am also strongly driven by pursuing my efforts in learning Portuguese.

    To me the second sounds better...

    Thanks again for those who will take time to answer :)
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    Re: Which formulation is best ? Thanks for your help :)

    Quote Originally Posted by andouze View Post
    1) I am also strongly motivated to pursue my efforts in learning Portuguese.
    2) I am also strongly driven by pursuing my efforts in learning Portuguese.
    Using "pursue" with my efforts just doesn't sound right, although I don't have a explanation for that at my fingertips. If this is for a cover letter or other type of application, the word "efforts" makes the statement weaker anyway.

    You could reword each of those sentences as below:
    1) I am also strongly motivated (by a desire) to pursue the study of Portuguese.
    2) I am also strongly driven to pursue the study of Portuguese.

    (For my own interest, and perhaps to help with the sentence: Comment est-ce qu'on le dirait en francais?...)
    (You're welcome to correct my French, a propos!)

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    Re: Which formulation is best ? Thanks for your help :)

    I am motivated by something (desire/passion/greed/jealousy/etc) or somebody.

    I am driven to do something.

    not a teacher

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    Re: Which formulation is best ? Thanks for your help :)

    I can't help feeling that the sentences sound a bit excessive.

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