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    #1

    Be benefited vs get benefited

    Hello all,

    Which is the correct form to use?

    "...I think that I will gain important experience and that I will get/be benefited for the following stages of my career, because...."

    Thank you,
    Spyridon
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    #2

    Re: Be benefited vs get benefited

    Neither word works, as "benefited" is not used like that.

    What are you trying to say? That you will get paid more salary in the future? Or that the experience will help you be a better whatever it is that you are?

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    Re: Be benefited vs get benefited

    Welcome to Using English.

    I will gain important experience that will help me in my career.

    Note that if this is a motivation letter, it's okay to say how this will help you. But if you're applying for a job, the employer doesn't care what this position will do for you. They care about what you can do for them.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #4

    Re: Be benefited vs get benefited

    How about

    "...I will gain important experience and that I will benefit from my job for the following stages of my career, because...."

    ?

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    Re: Be benefited vs get benefited

    Thank you for your responses,

    Its part of my SoP for admission to graduate school.
    They ask if the specifc program of study is going to help me and in which ways.
    I want to say that: 1) I think that I will gain important experience
    2) and that this is going to benefit me, because when I continue for higher academic studies I will have already learned important knowledge which will be considered to be a benefit to me.

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    #6

    Re: Be benefited vs get benefited

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    How about

    "...I will gain important experience and that I will benefit from my job for the following stages of my career, because...."

    ?
    Thank you, I think that this one is close to what I want to say.
    So now I am thinking of this:
    "...I think that I will gain important experience and that I will benefit from your program for the following stages of my career, because...."
    Is this one ok?

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    #7

    Re: Be benefited vs get benefited

    I really didn't want to use this tense:

    "...I will gain important experience and that I will have been benefiting from your program for the following stages of my career, because...."

    But grammatically it's not incorrect - just a bit too heavy.

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    #8

    Re: Be benefited vs get benefited

    Is there some reason you want to use the word "benefit" specfically? Your sentence is becoming more and more awkward with its inclusion.

    This program will give me important experience will help me greatly in my future studies.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #9

    Re: Be benefited vs get benefited

    I agree - keep it simple yet poignant!

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    #10

    Re: Be benefited vs get benefited

    I see what you mean, you are right.
    I will try one more attempt:
    "...I think that I will gain important experience which will benefit me for the following stages of my career, because..."

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