WORD – 47

Competent .

When someone is competent, it means that they have the required skills, knowledge and qualifications to do something.

Examples .

  • Interviewers check how competent you are for the required position.
  • Just because he has done an MBA doesn’t mean that he is competent for this job; a degree is not everything, you need to have the right skills and attitude as well.
  • Prestigious awards are given to only the most competent people  in a field.

WHEN & HOW to use this word .

When you are talking about someone having the required skills, knowledge and qualifications.

Examples .

  • Do you think she is competent enough for this task?
  • I want only the most competent person for this job.
  • The fact that they selected me means that I am competent.
  • Who do you think is more competent at this?
  • She is a competent presenter, I trust her fully.