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boast

Postby elektrohurt » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:31 pm

Could you please explain me the word "boast" in a meaning possess, own
which i found in dictionary - thefreedictionary.com - To possess or own (a desirable feature)?

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Re: boast

Postby Josef » Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:14 am

Yes, "to boast" can also mean "to have" when it is something that you would be proud to have.

For example:

The hotel boasts the fastest Internet in the country. :ok:

You would NOT say:

The hotel boasts very bad service. :nok:

I that case you would say:

The hotel has very bad service. :ok:

I think we usually use it for things like hotels and restaurants. I don't think we use it for people. At least, I can't think of an example.
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