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    #1

    Boasted himself of ...

    Hello,

    Is the sentence below correct?

    "I remember working with a guy who could not speak any foreign language but boasted himself of being able to communicate with his German co-worker by drawing pictures on paper."


    Thank you very much
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    #2

    Re: Boasted himself of ...

    No. Omit 'himself'.

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    #3

    Re: Boasted himself of ...

    Or boasted that he was able.

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    #4

    Re: Boasted himself of ...

    The phrasal verb you‘ve invented (boast oneself of] is reminiscent of one that does exist, pride oneself on. Perhaps you were half-remembering that...?

    Example: He prided himself on his handwriting.

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    #5

    Re: Boasted himself of ...

    Johny, that sounds like the sort of phrase you might have encountered in the 120-year-old literature you are so fond of.

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    #6

    Re: Boasted himself of ...

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Perhaps you were half-remembering that...?

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    Well, actually, I was.

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    #7

    Re: Boasted himself of ...

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Well, actually, I was.
    You should steel yourself against such embarrassment.

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