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    At the peak

    I am wondering if I have used "at the peak" correctly in this sentence. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1. It could be said that in the 1990s Ian McEwan was at the peak of his writing craft.
    Is it possible to use "at the top" in the same sentence?

    2. It could be said that in the 1990s Ian McEwan was at the top of his writing craft.

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    Re: At the peak

    You could. I prefer "at the peak".

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    Re: At the peak

    It could be said that in the 1990s Ian McEwan was at the peak of his writing craft.

    I wonder if writing can be considered a craft. How about 'his writing prowess' or 'his writing career'?

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    Re: At the peak

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    It could be said that in the 1990s Ian McEwan was at the peak of his writing craft.

    I wonder if writing can be considered a craft. How about 'his writing prowess' or 'his writing career'?

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    You can use 'craft' to refer to any profession, hobby, pastime, etc. that requires particular skills or skilled knowledge. Referring to his profession as a 'craft' bestows a sense that he's an especially skilled or competent writer.

    However, your alternatives are also acceptable, although 'career' doesn't have a similar sense of highly skilled competency which 'prowess' does.

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