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Hi

Would you sayt that the following sentence sounds OK to you?
I am thoroughly imbued with his immence knowledge of (the?) English literature.
Thanks,

Tom
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No, it sounds awful, and I am not sure that I understand it. If you mean 'He has taught me all he knows about English literature', then please use my sentence, not yours.
Maybe you mean,

I am thoroughly awed by his immense knowledge of English literature.

CJ
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"To be imbued with" means "to be saturated with"; thus it would be difficult for you to be imbued with another person's knowledge. But you might be imbued with his thoughts or opinions, e.g.

1. I am thoroughly imbued with his theories about English literature.

Though as MM and CJ say, it would not be very attractive.

Best wishes,

MrP
I am grateful to all of you for your time and effort.

...and sorry for the typo--well, the thread wouldn't have been so charming without it anyway.
I'm thoroughly imbued with respect by his knowledge of English literature.
Thanks again,

Tom
Does the above sentence sound OK to you?

Tom
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I would say no; though you might say:

1. I am filled with respect for his knowledge of English literature.

Best wishes,

MrP
This strikes me as a malapropism. Do you mean to say:

"I'm thoroughly impressed by his knowledge of English literature"?
Many thanks to all of you.

One more question! Doesn't imbue mean "to be filled with"? I based my original sentence on the following one.
Wit and coquettishness combined with a degree of physical attractiveness made Mathilde a suitable hostess for her cousin, particularly as she was equally imbued with a fervent admiration for their uncle.
Thanks again,

Tom
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