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    With all due modesty vs even though i say it myself

    With all due modesty, mu strong point is knowledge.

    Even though I say it myself , my strength is my knowledge.

    Which one is more natural and common?
    Last edited by say hello; 21-Sep-2015 at 21:40.

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    Re: With all due modesty vs even though i say it myself

    Quote Originally Posted by say hello View Post
    With all due modesty, my strong point is knowledge​.

    Even thought though I say it myself , my strong strength is my knowledge.

    Which one is more natural and common?
    Note my corrections above. Don't put a capital letter after a comma unless that word is a proper noun. You must end every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark and start every new sentence with a capital letter.

    "With all due modesty" is not a phrase I'm familiar with. It sounds like a cross between "With all due respect" (not appropriate in this context) and "In all modesty" (could be used here).
    In BrE, your second example would be "Though I say so myself, ..." or "Even if I [do] say so myself, ...".

    It is unusual to give "knowledge" as someone's strong point. Everyone has knowledge of some description. Do you mean you are very good at learning new things? Do you mean that you know a lot about a lot of things?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: With all due modesty vs even though i say it myself

    Yes I meant that. Can you tell me which one I should use in that case?

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    Re: With all due modesty vs even though i say it myself

    Quote Originally Posted by say hello View Post
    Yes I meant it that. Can you tell me which one I should I use for in that case?
    Which one of my suggestions did you mean?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: With all due modesty vs even though i say it myself

    I would say: "Even if I say so myself, my strong point is knowledge."

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    2. It's "even though" not "even thought."


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    Re: With all due modesty vs even though i say it myself

    Yes, what would you say in your real life?

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    Re: With all due modesty vs even though i say it myself

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I would say: "Even if I say so myself, my strong point is knowledge."

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    2. It's "even though" not "even thought."

    I made all those points in post #2, teechar.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: With all due modesty vs even though i say it myself

    Quote Originally Posted by say hello View Post
    Yes, what would you say in your real life?
    You still haven't answered my question. I asked: Do you mean "I am very good at learning new things" or do you mean "I know a lot about a lot of things"?
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    Re: With all due modesty vs even though i say it myself

    I mean " I know a lot about a lot of things".
    Last edited by say hello; 21-Sep-2015 at 21:50.

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    Re: With all due modesty vs even though i say it myself

    Quote Originally Posted by say hello View Post
    I mean "I know a lot about a lot of things".
    I would probably say something like "If I do say so myself, I'm really knowledgeable" or "... my knowledge is very wide-ranging".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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