a bearer of abilities


It is me again ). Sorry for complexity of my constructions.

Is this right to say: an individual is a bearer (or carrier, vehicle or host) of abilities (capacities)?
  • JamesM

    Senior Member
    An individual has abilities, but I don't think I've ever heard of an individual "being" abilities (other than in L.A. NewSpeak), so the "is" throws the whole thing off for me. You could say the individual is the possessor of certain abilities.


    Senior Member
    "a bearer of abilities" does not work at all in every speech. I can see a place where it may fit in a poem, but other than that, I don't expect to ever hear it used, except to intentionally convolute the meaning of something.


    Senior Member
    English - United States
    Another suggestion:

    He is an individual who has/possesses great capabilities.

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