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Hello Sir,

1. She wears a necklace of pearls.

I have to rewrite it like

a) She wears a pearl necklace.

In the similar way

2. My father is an expert in computer.

b) My father is a computer expert.

If I have been given a sentence

3. My father is an expert in swimming.

How can I write it as (b).

Can I write?

c) My father is a swimming expert.

oir

d) My father is an expert swimmer.

Thanks and regards.
Senior Member2,136
Hi,

A. My father is a swimming expert B. My father is an expert swimmer.

Interesting question. I'd say there's no real difference. B sounds more natural to my ear.

Perhaps one difference is that B tells me explicitly that he swims. A doesn't tell me that, although it implies it. Perhaps in A, he knows all the theory pefectly but never gets in the water himself.

I'd rather get in a car with 'an expert driver' than 'a driving expert'.

Best wishes, Clive

PS Another thought is this. If you push a grammar expert into the water and he swims, can we not say that he is 'a swimming expert'? I think we can. Context is always important.
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Hanuman_2000Hello Sir,

1. She wears a necklace of pearls.

I have to rewrite it like

a) She wears a pearl necklace.

In the similar way

2. My father is an expert in computer.

b) My father is a computer expert.

If I have been given a sentence

3. My father is an expert in swimming.

How can I write it as (b).

Can I write?

c) My father is a swimming expert.

oir

d) My father is an expert swimmer.

Thanks and regards.

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Hi,

Do you have a question about these words?

Clive
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Clive, what all of those words mean?
I hear the sentence 'an emotional wreck' sometimes.
In respect to 'aversion', what does it mean? It sounds interesting.
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Hi,

what do all of those words mean?
I hear the sentence 'an emotional wreck' sometimes.
A wreck refers to a situation where everything is in ruins, in a big mess. An emotional wreck refers to a person whose emotions are in ruins, in a big mess. eg Mary's mother died last week, Mary is having problems with her teenage children and, finally, her husband says he wants to get a divorce. Poor Mary, she's an emotional wreck.

In respect to 'aversion', what does it mean? It sounds interesting.

With regard to the other words, have you first checked in your dictionary?Emotion: smile

Best wishes, Clive
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I want to fix an appointment with my senior, so can you tell me when it will be suitable for you
If i want to tell a person, that i want to fix an appointment with my senior
Hi,

If i want to tell a person, that i want to fix an appointment with my senior

I would like to make an appointment with my supervisor.

Best wishes, Clive
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