Peter says about himself that he is good at conceptualisation

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I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

Peter says about himself that he is good at conceptualisation but bad at implementation, probably because he has spent years in academia.
 

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I am trying to convey what Peter says, but apparently I do not know how to write it correctly.

Would this sentence be better:

Peter says that he is good at conceptualisation but bad at implementation, probably because he spent years in academia.
 

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My concern is about the comma. If it's Peter who is saying all this, drop the comma. The present perfect is correct if Peter is still in (or has just retired from) academia.
 

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I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

Peter says about himself that he is good at conceptualisation but bad at implementation, probably because he has spent years in academia.


I find this sentence a bit awkward. I might rephrase it like this.

Peter describes himself as being good at conceptualisation but bad at implementation. This is probably due to his years spent in academia.
 

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"Peter claims to be good at ...". That removes any ambiguity over who he is talking about.
 
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