Re: English idiom wanted to say respect
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We are happy to have you, and I'm personally very happy you used capital letters and punctuation. Thank you for that.
I wonder if "We are/were proud to claim him as one of our own" might work.
Or we might say something like "Benjamin Franklin was Philadelphia's favorite son."
Let's see what others suggest.
Last edited by emsr2d2; 23-Feb-2014 at 00:09.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.