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    You're your own princess. Why do you always envy others?

    A female friend I know almost posts selfies of different "pretty" women every day and comments under the selfies that "you are so hot and pretty". Actually she herself is very pretty. So I said to her today "You're your own princess. Why do you always envy others?"

    Is the italic sentence natural? The intended meaning is "You yourself is pretty enough to be admired by yourself; no need to envy others".

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    Re: You're your own princess. Why do you always envy others?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    A female friend I know almost posts selfies of different "pretty" women almost every day and posts/writes comments under the selfies that like "you are so hot and pretty". Actually she herself is very pretty. So I said to her today "You're your own princess. Why do you always envy others?"
    Is the italic sentence natural?
    No, it's not natural, and you're being presumptuous by assuming she's envious of those other women.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    "You yourself is pretty enough to be admired by yourself; no need to envy others".
    That's also no good.
    Try something like:
    You're just as pretty if not prettier than those women.

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    Re: You're your own princess. Why do you always envy others?

    I'd say she posts pictures/images/photos of other women.
    She can only post a selfie of herself.

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    Re: You're your own princess. Why do you always envy others?

    Well spotted! Unless, of course, those women were sending her their selfies.

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    Re: You're your own princess. Why do you always envy others?

    How about:

    You look like a princess yourself. Why do you like praising other women on their looks?
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: You're your own princess. Why do you always envy others?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    How about:

    You look like a princess yourself. Why do you like praising other women's on their looks?
    If you want to use "on their", use "complimenting" instead of "praising".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: You're your own princess. Why do you always envy others?

    Don't assume all princesses are pretty.

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