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Which of these is correct or more natural?

  • One of my greatest strengths is critically analyzing.
  • One of my greatest strengths is critical analyzing.
  • One of my greatest strengths is critical analysis.
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    I believe they're all correct; critical analysis is more natural. Mar 30, 2014 at 15:15
  • As is usually the case where there is a choice, the 'pure' noun choice emphasises the field etc, the ing-form the carrying out of the process. Though there can be a single event - general domain contrast (a broadcast / broadcasting). Feb 9, 2018 at 10:53
  • If you write: One of my greatest strengths is x, you would want to use critical analysis. The others are not technically wrong, you would say them, but in writing one expects to see a direct object: One of my greatest strengths is critically analyzing policies and procedures. For example.
    – Lambie
    May 17 at 17:52

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The first of those really needs an object. One of my greatest strengths is critically analyzing (something). Otherwise, the third would be the best choice.

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I'd suggest "one of my greatest strengths is the critical analysis", or "one of my distinctive features/characteristics is the critical analysis".

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As is usually the case where there is a choice, the 'pure' noun choice emphasises the field etc, the ing-form the carrying out of the process. Though there can be a single event - general domain contrast (a broadcast / broadcasting).

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