efficient

min300

Senior Member
Iran ,( Persian)Farsi
I saw this example in a dictionary.
A reliable, efficient secretary.


But I am correcting this sentence and I tend to replace ' efficient' with ' capable of'. And I think that the preposition for efficient should be ' in' not ' about'. I also feel that 'efficient' may not be so common for describing a person.

She is efficient about:cross: many things.

Can you tell me your opinion about this.
Thanks
 
  • Cracker Jack

    Senior Member
    A person who is capable may not be efficient. A person who is efficient can do the task in the shortest time possible, 1 hour or even less than a day.

    Another person who is capable of doing the task takes 3 days or even 1 week. He is less efficient.
     

    min300

    Senior Member
    Iran ,( Persian)Farsi
    A person who is capable may not be efficient. A person who is efficient can do the task in the shortest time possible, 1 hour or even less than a day.

    Another person who is capable of doing the task takes 3 days or even 1 week. He is less efficient.
    Thank you Cracker.I see you point. But If we want to chose the correct structure which of the following should we use.
    I think:
    She is capable of doing many things.:tick:
    She is efficient in doing many things.:cross:
    She is capable in many ways. ( I am not sure)
    She is efficient in many ways.( mizzy's suggestion):tick:

    I would be glad if you also tell me your opinion about this.:)
     
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