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I wrote the sentence

Looking to develop your skills?

Can I change this sentence into the below?

Looking for develping your skills?

or

Looking for development of your skills?

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    "Looking for development of your skills**?**" sounds strange, but it is okay. "Looking for skill development?" is more natural. "Looking to develop your skills?" is the most idiomatic way to write this. – kasfme Sep 12 '16 at 3:04
  • Why would you want to change it from something that makes you sound like you speak English to something that makes you sound like you don't? – Robusto Sep 12 '16 at 4:15
  • The first one is the best phrase (it is a common phrase used with different subjects) to put in a sentence. You need a subject and a verb. You cannot use the understood subject (you) with your phrase: (you) looking to develop your skills? The correct way is with a verb: "Are you looking to develop your skills?" "Is she looking to develop her skills?" etc. The other two phrases are awkward and use more words than you need. – Arch Denton Sep 14 '16 at 5:43
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No. The only "valid" sentence of the three is the first one -> "Looking to develop your skills?"

I know I'm supposed to "Provide details and share your research", but as a native UK English speaking professional translator and former T&EFL teacher, I find this pretty basic.

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