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accuracy of aim / archery's accuracy.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by rituparnahoymoy, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. rituparnahoymoy Senior Member

    Assamese -India
    Nasruddin was an archer.

    Nasruddin used to boast about his accuracy of aim.
    Nasruddin used to boast about his archery's accuracy.

    Are my sentences grammatically correct?
  2. The Newt

    The Newt Senior Member

    USA / EEUU
    English - US
    What I would say is "the accuracy of his archery / his aim." I wouldn't use your second example at all.
  3. Packard

    Packard Senior Member

    USA, English
    There is a fixed phrase for accurate archery, slightly poetic, and perhaps archaic (but then archery is a slightly archaic art): His arrows flew true.

    Nasruddin used to boast that his arrows flew true and always hit its mark.

    And a phrase: May your arrow fly straight and your aim be true.

    Last edited: Nov 11, 2016
  4. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    English - England
    "Nasruddin used to boast about his archery." should be enough. If he never hit the target, he would not have boasted. :D
  5. velisarius

    velisarius Senior Member

    British English (Sussex)
    I think they are both grammatically correct, but the second one is unidiomatic. I agree with Newt.

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