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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    #1

    she had so finely honed my skills that I became the best

    Frankly speaking, it was not in vain (what she did) because she had so finely honed my skills that I became the best.

    I'm talking about my coach who helped me a lot. Can you check my grammar please?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #2

    Re: she had so finely honed my skills that I became the best

    Such finely honed skills is more natural than so finely honed.

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    #3

    Re: she had so finely honed my skills that I became the best

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Frankly speaking, it was not in vain (what she did) because she had so finely honed my skills that I became the best.
    Hi Boris,

    I would probably just rearrange some of the phrases:

    "Frankly speaking, what she did was not in vain because, she had honed my skills so finely that I became the best."
    Last edited by Eckaslike; 24-Sep-2015 at 21:59. Reason: Typo correction.

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    #4

    Re: she had so finely honed my skills that I became the best

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Such finely honed skills is more natural than so finely honed.
    Not in Boris's sentence.

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