Pose as – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To pose as somebody is to pretend to be a particular person or type of person in order to deceive people.

Examples of use:

1. The burglars posed as police officers.

2. He sold stolen credit cards to police officers who were posing as customers.

3. There is a woman going round the hospital posing as a nurse.

4. News headline: US diplomat posed as Korean tourist in undercover visit to China.

4. They posed as students in order to get cheap train tickets.

5. They got into the old lady’s house by posing as plumbers.

infinitive
pose as
present simple
pose as and poses as
-ing form
posing as
past simple
posed as
past participle
posed as

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