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    #1

    people skilled in design

    Hi,

    - We are looking for people skilled in design.

    The sentence is from Michael Swan's Practical English Usage, page 10.

    I want to ask whether or not we can say:

    - We are looking for skilled people in design.

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: people skilled in design

    No, that's not natural.

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    #3

    Red face Re: people skilled in design

    NOT A TEACHER

    The second one is appropriate- I've heard many Americans say it like that. :)
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 23-Jul-2015 at 07:51. Reason: Added "Not a teacher"

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    #4

    Re: people skilled in design

    Jasmine, the second one is not correct.

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