He is proud of rich


Senior Member
He is proud of being rich.
He is prould of rich.

If I translate these sentences into my languge,
meaning is the same.

1) Are two senteces right?
2) If those are right, what is difference?
  • alwayslove

    Singapore English
    "He is proud of being rich" is the correct sentence.

    The second sentence is awkward because when you omit "being" you change "rich" into a noun, meaning that it sounds as though the man is proud of someone or something named Rich, not that he himself is wealthy.

    sorry if my explanation doesn't make sense!
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