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    Skill vs. skills

    "Writing skill and an eye for detail constitute my strengths."

    For me only "skill" works here, but I cannot explain why. Can you? Or do you disagree?

    Thanks a lot!
    Last edited by Allen165; 18-Apr-2011 at 05:24.

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    Re: Skill vs. skills

    Maybe he means basic literacy skill = he knows how to write.


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    Re: Skill vs. skills

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    Maybe he means basic literacy skill = he knows how to write.

    I would actually interpret it as meaning "being good at writing."

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    Re: Skill vs. skills

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    I would actually interpret it as meaning "being good at writing."

    I guess... In my experience, good writing involves more than one skill.

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    Re: Skill vs. skills

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    I would actually interpret it as meaning "being good at writing."
    So would I- I would be more likely to interpret writing skills as basic literacy. However, given the nature of the claim, I think changing the wording might help things.

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