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Autor:  Jeferson
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Data:  09/ABR/2009 5:00 AM
Assunto:  Skill x ability
 
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Skill

an ability to do an activity or job well, especially because you have practised it:
Ex:

Ruth had/possessed great writing skills.
I have no skill at/in sewing.

 

Abillity

the physical or mental power or skill needed to do something:
Ex:

There's no doubting her ability.
[+ to infinitive] She had the ability to explain things clearly and concisely.
She's a woman of considerable abilities.
I have children in my class of very mixed abilities (= different levels of skill or intelligence).
a mixed ability class

We can conclude from Cambridge Dictionary that both words have the same meaning


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Skill x ability  –  Curupira  08/ABR/2009, 9:53 AM
Skill x ability  –  Márcio Farias  08/ABR/2009, 6:46 PM
 Skill x ability  –  Jeferson  09/ABR/2009, 5:00 AM
Skill x ability  –  Jeferson  09/ABR/2009, 5:03 AM
Skill x ability  –  Dale/CR  12/ABR/2009, 1:24 AM

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