The word 'proud' is not a verb. The word 'proud' is an adjective, a word used to describe a noun (a proud parent or a proud trophy winner). The noun form for the adjective proud is proudness. A related noun form is pride.
The word 'proud' is an adjective. In the example sentence, the adjective proud functions as a subject complement (also called a predicate adjective), an adjective that follows a linking verb which modifies (describes) the subject of the sentence. "I am proud..." (I=proud)
The Irish for proud is bród, for example, to say "Iam proud", you would say : "tá bród orm". If you're using proud as an adjective, however, you would use the word bródúil, for example, "the proud woman" translates as : "an bean bródúil".
You should be proud of several things. I am proud of my Ethnicity.(Czechoslovak) You should also be proud of what your kids do, how beautiful your wife is, if you have a good job, if you have a good life, and you should be proud if you're enjoying the life your living.
"Proud" isn't a noun, it's an adjective. Adjectives are words that describe nouns. Adjectives come before nouns (a proud person) or act as subject complements following a linking verb (He is proud of his daughter.) "Proud" does not have a verb form.
I am certainly proud of being able to answer this question. On the other hand, Having children is something I am personally most proud of. Not necessarily for myself, but my children make me proud every day.
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