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    Post Training or trainings

    Dear teachers,

    What should I use in my objective, training or trainings? Is there such word as "trainings"?

    Objective: To obtain a position of a secondary education Mathematics teacher in your institution to maximize my training/trainings....

    Note: I've had lots of trainings
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    Re: Training or trainings

    I don't recommend it, but the uncountable 'training' is now widely used countably in the sense of 'training course'. I don't think you can 'maximise' training. Better would be '... to build on my training' or '... to put into practice what I learnt while training'.
    Last edited by 5jj; 28-Apr-2013 at 08:41. Reason: puntuation

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    Re: Training or trainings

    Dear teachers,

    What does "to build on my training" means?

    Here is my complete objective:
    To obtain a position of a secondary education Mathematics teacher in your institution to maximize my training by sharing my learning experiences and acquired expertise in the field of mathematics.

    Do I still have to change the word "maximize"?

    Thanks again..

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    Re: Training or trainings

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post

    Here is my complete objective:
    To obtain a position of a secondary education Mathematics teacher in your institution to maximize my training by sharing my learning experiences and acquired expertise in the field of mathematics.

    Do I still have to change the word "maximize"?
    You don't have to. 5jj gave you better alternatives.

    Rover

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    Re: Training or trainings

    Thanks teachers!

    I got one more question.
    What does "to build on my training" means?


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    Re: Training or trainings

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post

    I got one more question.
    What does "to build on my training" means?

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    build on phrasal verb

    2 build on something
    to use your achievements as a base for further development:
    The new plan will build on the success of the previous programme.
    See here: build - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    Last edited by anhnha; 28-Apr-2013 at 15:09.

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    Re: Training or trainings

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I don't recommend it, but the uncountable 'training' is now widely used countably in the sense of 'training course'. I don't think you can 'maximise' training. Better would be '... to build on my training' or '... to put into practice what I learnt while training'.
    Thankfully, I never hear that over on this side.

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    Re: Training or trainings

    Yes , it does happen over here - I don't know why, when there's a perfectly straightforward way to make it countable: just add course or session or whatever. I wonder if French has borrowed 'le training' - as they did with 'shopping', 'listing', 'parking'.... (Un parking is countable... )

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