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    proud to be/ proud for

    He is proud to be living in his own country.

    He is proud for living in his own country.

    Which is correct? If so, why? Please explain.

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    Kiran

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    Re: proud to be/ proud for

    The first is better, as "for" used to give reasons is rather archaic. However, few people actually have their own countries. I wish I did.

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    Re: proud to be/ proud for

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    The first is better, as "for" used to give reasons is rather archaic. However, few people actually have their own countries. I wish I did.

    thanks for your response:)

    However, I have the following two questions from your above two questions:

    1. 'as' that is used in the first sentence means?

    2. I couldn't assimilate the second sentence of yours . Is it that you don't have a citizenship of any country? Sorry if i misunderstood you.

    Please explain.

    Kiran

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    Re: proud to be/ proud for

    Oh, I see your meaning now. I wouldn't be proud to do something almost everyone else is also doing. Your phrase "in his own country" sounds like he is the owner of a country. Are people really proud to live in the country in which they hold a passport? I suppose so.

    I would say "He is proud to be living in his country once again." If you say "his own" it sounds as though you are making the joke that he is the head of government or state.

    As means since in that sense.

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