promise oneself

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Silverobama

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Hey all, I met a sentence which I am being confusing, can you tell me what it means?


Paul promised himself a concert.


What does the "promise himself" mean here?
 

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Hey all, I met a sentence which [STRIKE]I am being confusing[/STRIKE] confused me, can you tell me what it means?


Paul promised himself a concert.


What does the "promise himself" mean here?
It means "To tell someone that you will certainly do something by himself". "Told himself that he will go/make or etc a concert".
 

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Hey all, I met a sentence which I am being confusing, can you tell me what it means?


Paul promised himself a concert.


What does the "promise himself" mean here?

He has made a promise to himself that he will definitely go to a concert. He doesn't have to have said anything to anyone else about it.

I've promised myself a huge pizza if I finish all my work by 3pm today.
 
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