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Hello Shannon,
I'm not sure if I'm using the expression "rich experience" correctly in the following sentences. In other words, are the following sentences grammatically correct and do they make sense? Since you don't accept ratings I'll tell you now that I greatly appreciate your help.
1. Linda has rich experience as a teacher.
2. Mary has rich experience teaching English.
3. Peter has rich teaching experience.

#1 seems fine, and #2 and #3 seem grammatically correct, but to be honest, I'm not sure how often #2 or #3 would be used.  More than likely I would say, "Mary has had many rich experiences while teaching English" and "Peter has had a lot of personally enriching teaching experiences."  It seems to be a very picky adjective, and although all three are correct, there's a tendency to look for other adjectives or way of expression if multiple adjectives or actions are involved.  

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Shannon Cole


I can answer questions related to learning the English and Spanish language.


I have taught ESL and Spanish since 1998 at the university and middle school levels. I am a native of the U.S., and have taught in both the U.S. and Mexico.

I am owner and operator of, an online language school.

Georgia TESOL in Action (1999)

B.A. in Spanish; M.Ed. in Language Education

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