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robjen
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 6:13:08 PM
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Suppose that you got a very good job. You are always talking to your friend about it positively. You get good things like: short work hours, high pay, easy duties, the manager buys everyone lunch regularly, and so on.

(1) You are showing off your job.

(2) You are flaunting your job.

Which word choice in bold is correct? Thanks for your help.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:27:01 PM

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It depends on the speaker's viewpoint, really.

Both 'showing off' and 'flaunting' are negative - they are bad traits of character.
"Showing off" implies excessive pride (one of the seven deadly sins!)
"Flaunting" gives the idea of 'showing others one is better in some way' or 'showing others that they don't have what you do'.

If it's a simple comment that he talks about the job more than others do, these wuldn't work.


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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 3:11:35 AM

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"He is always praising his job."


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Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:49:03 AM

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He's always bragging about his job.
RuthP
Posted: Friday, February 1, 2019 3:07:43 PM

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Wilmar (USA) wrote:
He's always bragging about his job.

Or, idiomatically: "bragging on".
FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Friday, February 1, 2019 3:16:03 PM

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He always speaks highly of his job.

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thar
Posted: Saturday, February 2, 2019 1:03:52 PM

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Really, though, I think in this situation you wouldn't use a verb, but a clause.
He is always talking about how great his job is.
All the others feel a bit forced and unnatural to me.
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