''His ability to relate to people'' Vs ''His relating to people ability''

ullas84

Senior Member
turkish
I have a confusion about a sentence structure;

E.g sentence

a)But when he took a communication course, he learned that his ability to relate to people was a valuable talent

Can I make this sentence in that way , would it be idiomatic and grammatically correct?

b)But when he took a communication course, he learned that his relating to people ability was a valuable talent
 
  • SwissPete

    Senior Member
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    I think his relating-to-people-ability is possible, but unnecessarily convoluted. I would not use it.
     
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