I played the game called "SPY". There were one spy out of ten. Nobody knows who is the spy except the spy. After the game, I wanted to say "He pretended to be a spy." and "He pretended not to be a spy."
- He pretended to be a spy.
I think this sentence is right.
Then "He pretended not to be a spy." is right? I mean, he tried to hide the fact that he is a spy.
And one more question. Can I say like this?
- He pretended a spy.
- He pretended not a spy.
If I cannot say, could you give me right grammar sentence? And I wanna know why I'm wrong.
Plus, I want to learn how I can say this in other way using the other verb or expression.
Thank you in advance.