I am expert in speaking English


I am expert at speaking English

Which one is correct?

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  • Closely related: Is it "expert in" or "expert on"? – Edwin Ashworth Sep 2 '16 at 8:51
  • I'd say that '[he is etc] expert in' is usually followed by a field (expert in banking), while '[ I am etc] expert at' is usually followed by a less general practice (expert at knitting). Here, I'd say 'speaking English' is borderline, allowing either. – Edwin Ashworth Sep 2 '16 at 9:09
  • Your question leads one to wonder where exactly the speaker's expertise lies in this instance, whether in their ability to speak the language (as opposed to writing it) or in their knowledge of English or both. – Ronald Sole Sep 2 '16 at 16:40

Both are correct but in different contexts

I am an expert in computing

I work with computers I am the expert at my company.

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    These do not use 'expert' the way OP indicates (as an adjective). – Edwin Ashworth Sep 2 '16 at 8:48
  • Edwin's right, they don't. Speaking either very strictly or colloquially, neither might be wrong. That said, "I am expert in speaking English" tends towards "I am a student of the way other people speak…" while "…at speaking English…" tends towards "…using English myself". – Robbie Goodwin Sep 16 '16 at 23:08

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