Grammar 'improve','enhance' and 'sharpen'

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Loh Jane

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Hi English Teachers,
I don’t know when to use ‘improve’, ’enhance’ and ‘sharpen’, please teach me and check my sentences, thanks a lot in advance.
I go jogging frequently nowadays, I thought that the practice enhanced/sharpened my running speed but many people overtook me easily.
 

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You can probably make an argument for "enhance" but definitely not for "sharpen". "Improve" is the best option.
 

riquecohen

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OneLook Dictionary is an excellent resource for this type of question.
 
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