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I am trying to decide if I should use the phrase "have a strong" or "am familiar" in the following sentence.

  • In addition to web development skills, I have a strong familiarity with learning management systems.

  • In addition to web development skills, I am familiar with learning management systems.

  • In addition to web development skills, I have a strong familiarity with learning management systems. - does not make sense. In case the latter is a product/software, make the first letters capitals. Learning Management Systems. – Maulik V Mar 12 '14 at 10:57
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Both sentences don't have flow. I think they lack in parallelism.

If in first part you are using In addition to.... skills, the later part better have something related/close to if not exactly the word skills.

Example:

In addition to the twins, Jason has another child by his first wife. NOT
In addition to the twins, Jason also teaches in the school!

Keep your sentence clear -

I'm skilled in web development. Besides, I'm also familiar with Learning Management Systems.

Note: I guess that learning is a noun here and not a verb.

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    +1 Exactly. The introductory phrase/clause must serve the same syntactic role as the phrase/clause it parallels. Both skills and familiarity work as objects of I have, but skills does not work like familiar as a complement of I am. – StoneyB on hiatus Mar 12 '14 at 12:06
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By taking out the word have you're also taking out the word strong.

This diminishes just how familiar you are with learning management systems.

To fix this you could say:

In addition to web development skills, I am also very familiar with learning management systems.

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