improve both listening and archery skills

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Silver, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Silver

    Silver Senior Member

    Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect

    Someone sent a video in an online group. The video is about an archery competition, but also in English! I felt so happy and said:

    It's a good video to improve both listening and archery skills.

    I wonder if the phrase is used correctly.

    Thanks a lot
  2. dojibear

    dojibear Senior Member

    Fresno CA
    English - Northeast US
    Yes, the sentence is good.

    I don't think I've ever heard "listening and archery skills" before. But it fits.:)
  3. Language Hound Senior Member

    American English
    There's nothing grammatically wrong with the sentence, but it sounds strange.
    Like Dojibear, I have never heard "listening and archery skills" paired like this.
    I think it would be less shocking to hear:
    It's a good video to improve both archery skills and English listening skills.

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