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Could you please explain to me if the following sentence is correct?

Does it sound good?

Your training was very useful for me. I had my skills improved considerably.

Or I must use something like:

Your training was very useful for me. I have considerably improved my skills of skiing.

Which of the sentences is better if the first on is correct?

  • There is a difference between is it correct and which one is better. And please tell us why you think it might be incorrect. – haha Mar 19 '18 at 20:57
  • My skiing abilities have improved considerably. – Jim Mar 20 '18 at 1:46
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Both

I had my skills improved considerably.

and

I have considerably improved my skills.

are grammatically correct and acceptable English.

...skills of skiing.

would sound strange to a native speaker, although they would know what you mean.

...skills in skiing.

would sound better. The most common construction would be:

I have considerably improved my skiing skills.

  • Thank you very much for your response. It is important for me to get an answer from a native speaker. – PavelN Mar 19 '18 at 21:45
  • Could you explain one more thing? If the event was a long time ago (a year) and skills might be decreased. Is it correct to use the second sentence? I may not be having such level of skills now. – PavelN Mar 19 '18 at 22:02
  • "I had my skills improved" might technically be grammatical but being passive as it is sounds odd to me, like your skills were improved via a Matrix-like upload rather than practicing. – Kevin Mar 19 '18 at 22:03
  • Had my skills improved is rather unidiomatic. I had my car washed, my hair cut, and my skills improved? – KarlG Mar 20 '18 at 4:18
  • @PavelN Yes, your skills were improved, even if they have decreased since. – DJClayworth Mar 20 '18 at 12:19
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There is nobody that can improve your skills but yourself. Therefor, I do not think the first option is correct.

The second one contains two sentences that could be seen as not coupled at all. I assume that is not your intention.

I'd suggest something like this:

Your training was very useful for me. It helped me to improve my skills of skiing considerably.

  • There's no grammatical restriction that 'nobody that can improve your skills but yourself", and many people would disagree with it as a statement. – DJClayworth Mar 19 '18 at 21:25

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