am i missing something, is this sentence correct


how can i make this sentence more powerfull

See example:

I was just like everyone else, but I was lacking confident in myself.
asked Jun 16 '13 at 04:16 selena New member

2 answers


In this context the word you need is "confidence".


Otherwise, the sentence  is  grammatically correct, but I suggest the following would be slightly more powerful (with one "l"):


"I was just like everyone else - yet I lacked confidence".   


"In myself" is not wrong but not  necessary, either:  it is obvious from the context  that you are not talking about having confidence in someone else, and the sentence has slightly  more "punch"  without the words.    But it is only  marginal and some would think the sentence more elegant if they were left in.

link comment answered Jun 16 '13 at 11:58 Michael Cranfield Expert

Since (at least in your opinion) everyone else does not lack confidence, perhaps this – which is close to the point Michael is making – would make the point you're looking for: I was as good (or skilled) as everyone else, but I was lacking confidence in myself.   You might even want to add: Once I gained that confidence, I found I could compete on the same level as everyone else.  

link comment answered Jun 17 '13 at 03:19 Brother Dave Contributor

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