Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

a (clear/deeper) (understanding/knowledge/appreciation) of

deeper understandingclear understandingclear knowledge
1) knowledge or understanding of what sth means/entails
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional LowSocial
    • a clear understanding/knowledge/appreciation of what is happening
  • Analysis
    If you have a clear understanding of something, it means you have a good understanding or knowledge of that topic or situation. Similarly, a clear knowledge of something involves being an expert in that area. To acquire a deeper understanding/knowledge or appreciation of something means to have spent time in the pursuit of learning or experiencing things that have broadened your view. To have a deep understanding/knowledge or appreciation of something usually means you have a huge amount of knowledge or appreciation for something on many levels. These are phrases you will hear in many contexts to describe a person's understanding or level of interest or experience.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Before they continued, they had to make sure that everyone had a clear understanding of their duties.
    2. Following their training, the new employees will have a clear understanding of how to do their jobs.
    3. After the training, I had a much deeper knowledge of what the job entailed.
    4. By the end of the meeting, the Marketing Team had a much deeper appreciation of their Clients' needs.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. After reading the book I had a deeper understanding of the political situation in Northern Ireland.
    2. As soon as I have a clear understanding of the rules of the road, I am going to take the theory test.
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