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    #1

    I donít want to boast of myself but I have to say yes.

    Could you please check the following?

    Do you think you are a polite person?
    I donít want to boast of myself but I have to say yes. I often keep good manners with others, especially strangers and I often break the ice and hit
    it off quite well with others, simply because I am so courteous on our first meeting.

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    #2

    Re: I donít want to boast of myself but I have to say yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by yi-ing View Post
    Could you please check the following?

    Do you think you are a polite person?

    I don’t want to boast/of praise myself but I have to say yes. I often keep show good manners with others, especially strangers, and I often break the ice and hit it off quite well with others, simply because I am/try to be so courteous on at our the first meeting.
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    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: I donít want to boast of myself but I have to say yes.

    I would get rid of 'myself' after 'boast' altogether.

    PS) I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: I donít want to boast of myself but I have to say yes.

    If you're going to use "boast", say "boast about myself."

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    #5

    Re: I donít want to boast of myself but I have to say yes.

    Boasting is speaking highly of yourself, so you don't need "myself" there (as alexpen already noted). Then, of course, after saying "I don't want to boast" the person goes on to do just that.

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    #6

    Re: I donít want to boast of myself but I have to say yes.

    What I meant in my editing was:

    I don't want to boast..

    Or

    I dont want to praise myself..
    I am not a teacher.

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