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    He had started thinking (of) himself a sheep

    I watched a movie in which an abandoned cub of lion was cherished by a sheep. When he grew up he thought he was a sheep as well. So, can we say "He had started thinking (of) himself a sheep" or "He had started thinking (of) himself as a sheep" or "He had started considering himself a sheep"?

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    Re: He had started thinking (of) himself a sheep

    He started considering himself a sheep.
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    Re: He had started thinking (of) himself a sheep

    "lion cub", not "cub of lion". It was "raised" by a sheep, not "cherished".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: He had started thinking (of) himself a sheep

    Why are you using the past perfect? Did he stop believing he was a sheep?

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    Re: He had started thinking (of) himself a sheep

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Why are you using the past perfect? Did he stop believing he was a sheep?
    Later when he was told that he was a lion then he stopped considering himself a sheep.

    Can we say "He started thinking (of) himself a sheep" or "He had thinking (of) himself as a sheep" or "He had considering himself a sheep"?

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    Re: He had started thinking (of) himself a sheep

    He considered himself a sheep until he was told that he was a lion.
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    Re: He had started thinking (of) himself a sheep

    He started thinking of himself as a sheep.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    Re: He had started thinking (of) himself a sheep

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Later when he was told that he was a lion ...
    Just out of curiosity, by whom was he told that he was a lion?

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    Re: He had started thinking (of) himself a sheep

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Just out of curiosity, by whom was he told that he was a lion?
    The sheep who raised him told him that he was a lion (his second mother).

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    Re: He had started thinking (of) himself a sheep

    In English?

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