an expert on/in an expert on (or in ) economic Which one is correct? I also saw a phrase 'an expert at skating', is it right?
Apr 30, 2016 11:48 AM
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IN when it is a field of study. ON when it refers to a topic. AT is used when it is a verb.
April 30, 2016
If the object is a topic, we usually use 'on'. This means that you have a lot of knowledge about it. For example: He's an expert on economics.* I'm an expert on this subject. We say 'He's an expert at skating' because this is an ability or skill. Saying this is similar to saying 'He's good at skating, meaning that he skates very well. If you were to say 'He's an expert on skating', this would have a different meaning. It would mean that he knew a lot about skating - perhaps the technical aspects of the skating, or about championships and famous skaters, or about the history of the sport. * Note the plural form. 'Economic' is an adjective. 'Economics' is the noun.
April 30, 2016
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