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    Praise himself

    Suppose a man praises his virtues himself so can we say "He himself praises himself" or "He praises himself by himself"?

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    Re: Praise himself

    "He sings his own praises" is idiomatic.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: Praise himself

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Suppose a man praises his virtues himself so can we say "He himself praises himself" or "He praises himself by himself"?
    Repeating himself makes it redundant. You could say "He praises himself."
    I am not a teacher.

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