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    pose as sb

    Hello

    A person wears a cassock and a clerical collar; he has a rosary in his hands. We know that the person isn't a real priest, we know he only plays a priest. But when asked he says he is a priest. He claims that he is a priest.

    And now we say:

    1. The person poses as a priest.
    2. He poses as a priest.
    3. He poses as a priest. OR He poses himself as a priest.
    4. He posed as a priest. OR He posed himself as a priest.

    Is the word himself necessary here, or it is wrong an that word shouldn't be there under no circumstances.

    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: pose as sb

    'He is posing as a priest.'

    Not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: pose as sb

    He is impersonating a priest.

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    #4

    Re: pose as sb

    One thing is certain - this guy is not a priest.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: pose as sb

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    He is impersonating a priest.
    OK, thank you bhaisahab, but what about my sentences with 'to pose as sb'? I found this expression in my dictionary, what is wrong with it that you suggest to impersonate sb?

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    #6

    Re: pose as sb

    'He has disguised himself as a priest.'

    Not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: pose as sb

    bhai has nailed it: impersonating.

    Impersonating a police officer is a criminal offence in most countries.

    Posing as a police officer is something an actor might do to trick someone as a surprise at a birthday/stag/hen party.

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