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    make yourself impressed

    It's not easy for you to impress others during an interview.


    Hi,
    Does it also sound good and right to revise the above as the following? Thanks.



    It's not easy to make yourself impressed during an interview.

    It's not easy to make others impressed during an interview.

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    #2

    Re: make yourself impressed

    The first of your revisions is incorrect; the second is not natural.

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    Re: make yourself impressed

    It's not easy to make yourself impressed during an interview.

    Thanks, Piscean, for the quick reply, but can you tell me why the above is wrong?

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    Re: make yourself impressed

    On second thought, if I revise my second version a bit, does it sound natural?

    It's not easy to make others impressed by you during an interview.

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    Re: make yourself impressed

    Why would you be trying to impress yourself?

    What's another adjective that comes from "impress"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: make yourself impressed

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Why would you be trying to impress yourself?

    What's another adjective that comes from "impress"?
    So, do you imply that "make yourself impressed" doesn't make sense? Instead, we should say "make yourself impressive," right?

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    Re: make yourself impressed

    Quote Originally Posted by LewisJian View Post
    So, do you imply that "make yourself impressed" doesn't make sense? Instead, we should say "make yourself impressive," right?
    Correct.
    I am not a teacher.

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