I am proud that I had worked for him for 10 years.

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1) I am proud that I had worked for him for 10 years.

 

-> I am proud of having worked for him for 10 years.

 

 

2) I am proud that I graduated from the school.

 

-> I am proud of having graduated from the school.

 

 

3) I was proud that I had graduated from the school.

 

-> I was proud of having graduated from the school.

 

 

4) I am proud that I have worked for him for 10 years.

 

-> I am proud of having worked for him for 10 years.

 

All of the examples are okay to use to you? Thank you so much as usual and have a good day.

edited Oct 08 '12 at 02:42 Hans Contributor

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Also, you have used the wrong tense in your first sentence:

 

I was proud that I had worked . . .

link answered Oct 08 '12 at 07:11 Peter Guess Expert

Thank you both, and then "I was proud that I had worked..." can be rewritten to "I was proud of having worked...", you think?

HansOct 08 '12 at 07:52

As Jeff mentioned, the phrase "proud of . . ." is used with nouns (& gerunds), "proud to . . . " with verbs. "I was proud to have worked . . ." is the correct form, because "having worked" is not a noun/noun phrase/gerund; it's a verb phrase (in this case, a perfect participle).

Peter GuessOct 08 '12 at 08:16

Oh, I got it. Thank you both as usual and have a good day.

HansOct 08 '12 at 08:19

Peter, how do you indicate that you are currently proud of something that occurred in the past? By changing it to "I was proud", you are saying that you are no longer pround.

Jeff PribylOct 08 '12 at 20:39

HsKyH7 asked, ". . . and then 'I was proud that I had worked . . .' can be rewritten to 'I was proud of having worked...', you think?" I corrected it to "I was proud to have worked . . ." This says that I was proud at that time without giving any information about the current status of my pride. "I am proud to have worked . . ." means I am currently proud – I may not have been proud immediately after the work finished, however. Ouch! My head hurts.

Peter GuessOct 08 '12 at 21:10

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