Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?

Does this sentence make sense:

"I don't mean to UNDERMINE her university or her degree, but if she learned French 30 years, and has never spoken it ever since, I doubt that she still masters the language."

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  • 5 months ago
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    No, 'undermine' doesn't work here. I would say instead 'insult' or 'denigrate' or 'speak ill of'.

    "I don't mean to speak ill of her university or her degree, but if she learned French 30 years ago, and has never spoken it since, I doubt that she still has a command of the language."

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