development vs improvement


Could you please explain me what’s the difference between ‘development’ and ‘improvement’? And do they have plural forms?


The word ‘development’ indicates some kind of change. It could be either positive or negative. The word ‘improvement’ always has a positive sense.

Both words can be used as plurals (e.g. in order to refer to more than one specific change).

By the way, you should either delete the word ‘me’ from your original question OR write ‘to me’. The most commonly used wording would be without the word ‘me’.
The word what’s is also unnecessary.

Dear Amy,

Thanks you so much for your quick and clear help! :slight_smile:


“Development” can also mean changes in something that make it bigger or more sophisticated, such as “child development” or “research and development”. Often the idea of development includes the idea of improvement.

Hey everyone,

Been reading the forum for a while just wanted to introduce myself - what’s up?