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Could you please explain the differences between these two verbs?

develop a skill
foster a skill
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Hi,

Sometimes no difference is intended.
But 'foster' suggests more care, more deliberate efforts to make the skill 'grow'.
With 'develop', it can sometimes be by accident, without really trying.

Clive
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Thanks, Clive. So if, for instance, I wanted to describe what the school did to me, should I say "Schools helped me to gradually develop my writing skill" or "Schools helped me to gradually foster my writing skill".
I guess for this "foster" is better : By writing daily events I've fostered my writing skills.
The school did not help you to foster your writing skill, the school fostered it.