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    to be skilled "on" or "in" that issue (matter, subject)

    What is correct form?

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    Re: to be skilled "on" or "in" that issue (matter, subject)

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    What is correct form?
    One is skilled in something.

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    Re: to be skilled "on" or "in" that issue (matter, subject)

    And :
    to be an expert "in" or "on" something (issue, subject, medicine, mechanics)?

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    Re: to be skilled "on" or "in" that issue (matter, subject)

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    And :
    to be an expert "in" or "on" something (issue, subject, medicine, mechanics)?
    That's more difficult. "I'm an expert in medicine/science/law" but "I'm an expert on diabetes/butterflies". "In" means "in a certain field." "On" means "on something specific". Sometimes either term can be used.

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    Re: to be skilled "on" or "in" that issue (matter, subject)

    Oh, and sometimes you can use 'at'. "I'm an expert at this type of thing." This is normally used for some type of action, eg. "I'm an expert at translating Bulgarian into Latvian".

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    Re: to be skilled "on" or "in" that issue (matter, subject)

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Oh, and sometimes you can use 'at'. "I'm an expert at this type of thing." This is normally used for some type of action, eg. "I'm an expert at translating Bulgarian into Latvian".
    A valuable skill, no doubt.

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