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    correct form of sentence

    hi,

    Is this correct form of sentence ? i mean using of preposition of 'FOR' and if no, any reason for it.

    I have nothing to show off for.

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    Re: correct form of sentence

    I don't know what you are trying to say.

    You could say "I have nobody to show off for".

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    Re: correct form of sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I don't know what you are trying to say.

    You could say "I have nobody to show off for".
    its like someone is trying to show off his skills,,
    later he comes up with an answer


    " I have nothing to show off for"


    meaning i get is that he is trying to say that he's not boasting of his skills


    so in that context,is sentence right?


    In my view, correct sentence should be "I have nothing to show off" but i am not sure.So need your help to fix it :)

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    Re: correct form of sentence

    You could try "I have no skills to show off".

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    Re: correct form of sentence

    In BrE, you could say I have nothing to show off about, though it's more commonly used about other people.

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