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7 common English mistakes Indians make

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by on Jan 01, 2015 07:53 AM

There may have been incorrect use of the word cousin but the correct use has destroyed the bond in Indian society. In my childhood days we did not make distinction between a sagaa bahi and 'cousin' brother and it was so sweet.

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Basil Pereira
English discipline
by Basil Pereira on Oct 22, 2014 04:07 PM

Some people introduce as I am Mr.Pereira, which should be "I am Pereira".

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by CHARUPRIYA on Oct 19, 2014 12:45 PM

the easy way to remember the part of speech is

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kumar seelam
English or Inglish
by kumar seelam on Oct 16, 2014 06:55 PM

There may, perhapes,be a real brother or false brother. Ther is a own brother but not rented one no boubt. These are perceptions, first of all let us understand the language, my Dear!

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anup roy
All Time Money
by anup roy on Oct 16, 2014 06:37 PM  | Hide replies

Initially, when ATM was introduced, they called it all-time-money - if I call the machine 'all-time-money machine' i.e. ATM Machine,would it be a mistake?

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Nimesh Naik
Re: All Time Money
by Nimesh Naik on Oct 18, 2014 03:38 PM
ATM full form is Automatic Trailer Machine not All time money.

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Re: Re: All Time Money
by ramesh on Nov 06, 2014 04:47 PM
its 'TELLER' and not 'trailer'!

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True Voice
Re: Re: Re: All Time Money
by True Voice on Nov 06, 2014 05:24 PM

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Siddhartha Maitra
Re: All Time Money
by Siddhartha Maitra on Oct 19, 2014 12:08 AM
No. But it is a mere coincidence that the purpose is manifest in a convenient recasting of the expansion: Any-Time-Money / All-Time-Money machine. In that case KGP should expand like "Kremlin-er Goyenda Bivag" and "VIP" should stand for "Very Insignificant Person,..., so on & so forth, "WIFE" for "Wonderful Instrument For Enjoyment". Perhaps ATM signifies Asynchronous Transfer Mode in a parlance of Communication Engineering.

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sudhir ketkar
Usage of English Language
by sudhir ketkar on Oct 16, 2014 07:16 AM

Really good. Please keep us updated.

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Pradeep Tondwalkar
They Xerox instead of Photo Copy
by Pradeep Tondwalkar on Oct 14, 2014 10:08 PM  | Hide replies

Xerox is the name of company which manufactured photocopy machine, we have habit of referring photo copy as Xerox copy which is wrong, even many of the photocopy shops they mentioned as XEROX.

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Prakash Sharma
Re: They Xerox instead of Photo Copy
by Prakash Sharma on Oct 16, 2014 12:05 PM
just like here ppl say cadbury for any type of chocolate ..

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Am Pa
Re: Re: They Xerox instead of Photo Copy
by Am Pa on Nov 06, 2014 04:42 PM
Hahaha! Indians are funny! Nestle is also Cadbury :D

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'real brother'.......
by ramesh on Oct 14, 2014 07:49 PM  | Hide replies

usually people use 'own brother?' instead of 'real brother'. For example 'Satish is your own brother or cousin brother?'

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Am Pa
Re: 'real brother'.......
by Am Pa on Nov 06, 2014 04:40 PM
Even then it is wrong! Saying brother implies "own" and "real". When you have to refer to someone else's brother, then you say "Ramesh's brother" etc.

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V Narasimha Holla
English common mistakes
by V Narasimha Holla on Oct 14, 2014 04:27 PM

They often say " they says" similarly "one of the persons" is often wrongly used as " one of the person" ! Best part was that in his speech he made no qualms in referring to INDIAN youth... did not mince his words while portraying which country he is looking upto to change the world.. Kudos..!

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Gajender Malik
Point 6 is vague
by Gajender Malik on Oct 14, 2014 01:29 PM

Agreed all points except 6. You can't continue the sentence if situation does not demand. "Cousin" is very vague and always needs further clarification. So I would rather prefer the so called "indianism" style of "real" while pronouncing my relativity with the person.

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