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    Smile poor

    Hello
    I'd like to know which preposition is appropriate in the following sentences.

    #1 I'm poor ( at / with ) computers.
    #2 I'm poor ( at / with ) math.

    It would be great if I could get some comment.
    Thank you.

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    Re: poor

    Hi

    Be poor at something.


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    Re: poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Hi

    Be poor at something.

    Hi Soup,
    that is true (in general) what you said. To be poor at computers, however, means that you are poor in the subject area of computer. Does such a subject exist?

    Therefore I would be inclined to say I am poor with computers (poor at working with computers) rather than I am poor at computers. I am good with people, with children and so on. Never at people, at children.
    I am poor at maths is ok.
    do you agree with me?

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    Re: poor

    Hi banderas

    My native intuition tells me that 'poor with computers' could work, yes.


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