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I understand that 'improve' cannot be followed by a preposition. Is it correct?

We say "I want to improve my English" and "My English has improved."

But can we say "I have improved in my English." ?

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"I understand that 'improve' cannot be followed by a preposition. Is it correct?" Yes
Improve on -- on is an adverb particle, though, and the verb is a phrasal one.

Improve can be intransitive or transitive -- it means it can be followed by a PP and not necessarily takes an object. If it does so, though, never use a prep before the object.
I need to improve in my English
"in my English" is a PP in adverb function, and is not the object of the sentence.

This is how I see it.
Either of these, for me.

I need to improve my English

I need to improve in English.
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either for me, too

in English is not an object, but an adverbial
Improve is transitive or intransitive.
It means, I improve my English is correct: my English is the object.
If I insert the preposition: in, the object disappears -- it can do so (intransitive verb), without any damage
done to its grammatical structure -- and in

I improve in my English, in my English becomes a prepositional phrase in adverb function.

I think this is a more logical reasoning then the one employed in one of my earlier posts.
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improve in
is correct too:

Jo's Boys by Alcott, Louisa May - Chapter 6
shall improve in my music--can't help it there; but I never shall be very wise, I'm afraid. As for my heart, you know, I leave it behind me in good keeping. ...
In which dialect of English is that written?
MilkyIn which dialect of English is that written?
Asking about my post in the above?
If so, the author was American:


Not sure about the dialect though.
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