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    Does it sound good in English - for native English speakers

    Hello

    Is it OK to say in English:

    One of my strong points is attention to detail. I am very scrupulous about what I do. Computer graphics is essential here and it taught me a lot for that matter because you have to be very careful while drawing.

    Does it all sound good?

    thanks

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    Re: Does it sound good in English - for native English speakers

    Quote Originally Posted by recalcitrant View Post
    Hello

    Is it OK to say in English:

    One of my strong points is attention to detail. I am very scrupulous about what I do. Computer graphics is essential here and it taught me a lot for that matter because you have to be very careful while drawing.

    Does it all sound good?

    thanks
    No - scrupulous isn't normally used in that way. I've only seen it used in a negative context - "unscrupulous." I have scruples - that's used from time to time, usually after calling someone else a liar.

    Shorter: One of my strong points is meticulous attention to detail.
    I'd also strike "for that matter" completely - it adds words that don't add more meaning to the sentence. The last sentence sounds "young" which can be good or bad - depends on what you hope to achieve.

    If this is for a resume, shorter, action sentences are good and reducing the number of pronouns, since the person reading isn't really reading, they are skimming and will only read the parts with words that catch their eyes. For a cover letter, being short is important, but being specific "here" doesn't say what location, job, role. THAT is what is important.
    Last edited by TheFu; 1 Day Ago at 11:41 AM.

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    Re: Does it sound good in English - for native English speakers

    Shorter: One of my strong points is meticulous attention to detail.
    I'd also strike "for that matter" completely - it adds words that don't add more meaning to the sentence. The last sentence sounds "young" which can be good or bad - depends on what you hope to achieve.
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    Re: Does it sound good in English - for native English speakers

    Quote Originally Posted by recalcitrant View Post

    Computer graphics is essential here and it taught me a lot for that matter because you have to be very careful while drawing.
    ... could read:

    The precision required when creating computer graphics has taught me a lot.
    ... but I would elaborate on what 'a lot' is.

    The precision required when creating computer graphics has taught me ...
    Fill in with what the precision required when creating computer graphics has taught you. 'A lot' gives no detail. 'A lot' could mean that it has taught you a lot about the futility of creating computer graphics or a lot about why it is preferable to use a pencil and paper instead.

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