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If I want to say that a person A went to people and said that he is person B... (he uses his name, as well as other his unique) what's the way to refer to it?

He pretends him

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He pretends to him.

The preposition 'to' is idiomatic in this context?

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'He pretends to be him'. If you want a single verb, you can say 'He impersonates him'

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  • Reason: pretend is an intransitive verb; it does not take a direct object. – Mike Harris Jun 21 '20 at 13:01

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