Student or Learner
I think you should say/write
a well-organised knowledge in the field of fundamentals of functional analysis.
because it is specific.
However I am not sure as I can see
knowledge of/about: Solicitors should possess detailed knowledge of certain aspects of the law.
in Macmillan Dictionary.
Isn't it specific either?
Thank you for your help,
What is the rule
Thank you for drawing your attention to the choice of an adjective. I want to say that the student knows a lot on the fundamentals of functional analysis and his/her knowledge is reliable. I would like to find the adjective which would sound more formal - either sound or thorough?
It's not a matter of formality. A sound knowledge is less thorough than a thorough knowledge.
I see. So I need "thorough". One more word came to my mind: comprehensive. My last question: Is comprehensive more or less the same as thorough?
I'm really grateful your help.
Have a nice evening :)