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Rule "Collocation: boast for/about/of"

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Description: Collocation: boast for/about/of
Message: The usual collocation for "\1" is "of" or "about", not "\2". Did you mean \1 of or \1 about?
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • He boasted for his skills.
    Correction suggestion: boasted of, boasted about
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Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-28 22:33:06 +0200)