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    MoHammaD_93 is offline Junior Member
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    Default What's the meaning

    Hello there,

    "He will be proud to talk to you"

    Which description is correct?

    1. He will not talk to you because of his pride.
    2. He will talk to you proudly.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: What's the meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by MoHammaD_93 View Post
    Hello there,

    "He will be proud to talk to you"

    Which description is correct?

    1. He will not talk to you because of his pride.
    2. He will talk to you proudly.

    Thank you.
    The second one is correct.
    "He will be proud to talk to you" means that he will talk to you, for sure, and besides talking to you, he will do it proudly.
    Last edited by Abstract Idea; 16-Dec-2009 at 22:55. Reason: typo correction

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    Default Re: What's the meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by MoHammaD_93 View Post
    Hello there,

    "He will be proud to talk to you"

    Which description is correct?

    1. He will not talk to you because of his pride.
    2. He will talk to you proudly.

    Thank you.
    Neither one is correct. "He will be proud to talk to you" means that the act of talking to you will give him pride, in other words it will give him pride to have been asked to talk to you.

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    Default Re: What's the meaning

    Thank you all

    If I want to mean that "somebody will not talk to you because he is proud or because of his pride", do I say "He will be proud not to talk to you" ?

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    Default Re: What's the meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by MoHammaD_93 View Post
    Thank you all

    If I want to mean that "somebody will not talk to you because he is proud or because of his pride", do I say "He will be proud not to talk to you" ?
    No, sy: "He will be too proud to talk to you".

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    Wink Re: What's the meaning

    In the name of the Merciful Allah,
    To me,"
    He will talk to you proudly" means that he will talk arrogantly, and not feeling honored because of such talking as " He will be proud to talk to you" refers to. So, these two sentences aren't alike.
    And yes "He will be proud not to talk to you" means " He will not talk to you because of his pride"
    By the way, I'm not a teacher.


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