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    Is this sentence OK? Did I use the word "ropes" correctly?

    The past year has been tough as I have to learn the ropes of an office assistant and to be able to do the job effectively.

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    Yes, but you have basically said the same thing twice.

    "...of being an office assistant" is a little better.

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