Questions tagged [indian-english]

for questions related to the English language as spoken and written in India.

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Using “her” to refer to the word “child”

I have confusions about a single sentence The pedagogical view is that the pre-school phase is crucial to stimulate a child’s curiosity and help her prepare for schooling at age six. Can her be ...
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Which is grammatically correct, “I'm no Lord Ram” or “I'm not Lord Ram”? Why?

I'm reading "Immortals of Meluha" and while reading I encounter a sentence that was delivered by Shiva, he said "I'm no Lord Ram". What I'm thinking is that he should have said "I'm not Lord Ram". ...
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What is the meaning of this phrase - “So take aim and fire away” in Alan Walker's 'On My Way'? [closed]

So take aim and fire away I've never been so wide awake No, nobody but me can keep me safe And I'm on my way
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Is it better to learn English grammar separately or learn the language then the grammar follows [closed]

I studied grammar in my school days but I don't remember most of the rules. Still, I am able to manage somewhat. So is it necessary that we learn grammar thoroughly or just read a lot and grammar will ...
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Subject verb agreement case

More than one tree/trees release/releases oxygen even at night. Can anyone explain me which options are correct in both the cases?
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Subject verb agreement error

Slow and steady win the race. or Slow and steady wins the race. I know that 'wins' is the correct answer but can anyone explain me why? And why 'win' can't be filled there and where is ...
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Comparison by 'as'

I have two questions and both of them can be solved by the same concept then I want to say that the 'explanation of second sentence is same as first sentence'. Is it correct, can I say this? or should ...
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Indian English and with regard to Words usage

When I am describing myself to the interviewer, should I say I am post graduate or Post graduated. Which one is the perfect ?
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Confunsion over active and passive

Look at the lines under the point "Health Concerns". In this line there is a line which reads Health concerns "A health survey was conducted with the local people... it found that diseases ...
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Correct uses of Perfect continuous Tense

Between them which one is right? Indira Banerjee who was the Chief Justice of Madras, has recently been elevated to Apex Court. Indira Banerjee who was the Chief Justice of Madras, had ...
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What do you call the hanging sections on the sides of someone with long hair?

I'm referring to this: At first, I thought they could be called bangs. But according to Google it's only the head above the forehead: a fringe of hair cut straight across the forehead. So ...
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Uses of past perfect in reporting speech

"The student told us she believed it was pre-planned. The accused's daughter had also come to the police station with her. She told us her father had done something unbelievable and must be punished," ...
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Wh clauses in English

i have following doubt on wh clause, there are two sentences which i feel are grammatically correct, but i have doubt that, is that fine two use them? He is the owner of the house, who can assist you....
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Confusion over “It does no” or “It does not”

I've read a sentence which stated as " It does no good to get upset.." . Can this sentence be "It does not good to get upset"??
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Which One Of the Following Force or Forces?

Recently I have been given an exam. There was a multiple choice question(technical engineering question). There were four options and out of four only one was correct. Each option had the particular ...
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What is the bade meaning in direct speech said or wished.?

Indirect speech :He bade his love good bye. A) He wished his love ,"Goodbye." or B)He said , " Goodbye my love."
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'Spoken English' Classes - is this title correct?

In India, they are in thousands, like mushrooms in rains. I really wonder whether the title is justified. In India, we have... Spoken English classes These classes help non-natives speak English ...
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How do people who do not speak Indian English “prepone” things?

According to Merriam Webster, Prepone is an Indian English word which means "to move to an earlier time", used as an antonym to "postpone". For example: "The publication date has been preponed ...
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Is “He has gone for playing cricket” correct?

"He has gone to play." "He has gone for playing cricket." The first sentence is correct. Please explain if the 2nd one is right? If so, then why? If not, then why not?
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Badly exists but not Goodly why? [closed]

Why does the word Badly is there but not goodly ...? What is the reason ?
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Difference between InE and AmE for the education system

I was going through the difference between InE and AmE. To my surprise, the table showed a strange thing. In InE, they are college and universities; but they are schools in AmE! Means the US has ...
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About Phrase meaning

What is phrase? I heard that, phrase is nothing but a group of words making a meaningful sentence. Is that true? And, do the phrases always be in polite manner ? Is there any chance that rude words ...
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WH questions in English

I have one doubt about making questions, especially WH questions. While making the direct questions, I have been taught to make sentence like, 1) WH + auxiliary+ subject+verb Example: what do ...
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I hear non-natives say it

I am wondering if addressing a person as ''Dear'' sounds casual, friendly or formal. For example, ''Thanks dear'' Is it used in business letters nowadays or is it outdated? I hear *dear used a lot by ...
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is 'future perfect continuous tense' removed from modern English

I found this topic somewhere in internet. I know hindi and learning English. I just want to know is it true
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India do or does? [duplicate]

In pics: India celebrates Rakhi with fervour Or In pics: India celebrate Rakhi with fervour which is correct?
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For your information or for your kind information?

Forwarding mails with FYI tag was my normal practice. I got a mail from my lead with a line as " For your kind information ". Which is correct, For your information or for your kind information?
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National pledge saying or singing?

In my school one student should say national pledge in the microphone, and the National pledge is like oath taking. How should I refer this? "He is saying national pledge" or "He is singing ...
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'miss call' or 'missed call' when it is 'yet to be missed!'

For many it will be surprising but it is true in India! Often, a person calls on his friend's cell phone and cuts before he picks up. Most of the times it is a 'mutually understood act!' The reasons ...
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Are “maternal uncle” or “cousin brother” commonly used in English?

Expressions like "maternal uncle" (meaning mother's brother) or "cousin brother" (meaning male cousin), used commonly in e.g. Indian English, define more subtly the relationship between people in ...
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Which of the following two sentences is grammatically correct? [closed]

Which of the following two sentences is grammatically correct? and Why? I am giving CAT this year. I am taking CAT this year. Thanks in advance.
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Which preposition to use with “provocation”?

I was solving a couple of questions, and this one really intrigued me: The police resorted to lathi charge ____ extreme provocation. ("lathi charge" is a form of police control employed in India ...
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Sharing a past experience in current context

For Valentine's, why don't you try this restaurant round the corner? I went there yesterday with my wife, the food and the ambience are great! Is the above sentence correct? Shouldn't it be were ...
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An idiom or phrase that means “make the enemy remember this defeat”

Can someone translate this phrase from Urdu to English "Hum Dushman ko maza chaka dain gy" ہم دشمن کو مزہ چکھا دیں گے The literal English of this phrase is "We Will let the enemy enjoy the ...
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how to say that this question or issue is understood by me and I am good now?

If someone asks for particular issue pointing to me: do you want add some thing, is it understood then how to reply with a good short sentence? Or what is the best way to say yes, it is ...
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I have problem what to use

Is this correct " We would also love to notify you " Or this is correct " We would also loves to notify you " Help will really appreciated
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Proper usage of could

I think the person who has written the text in this picture wrongly used the "could have", we use "could have" when we talk about something somebody was capable of doing but didn't do. I Think the ...
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“could” vs “could have been” (past ability)

Anupam Pathak People ask where would AAP get money from to fulfill their promises. Remember that episode on Garbage on Satyamev Jayate where a scientist explained how a work that could have been ...
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Is it correct to say “kindly acknowledge my leave.”?

Is it correct to say "kindly acknowledge my leave", if I want the recipient to know that I'll be on leave? Here's the whole email: Hi Recipient, I am not feeling well today. Therefore I will ...
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Fear to speak in English [closed]

My mother tongue is Hindi. I also like to speak, write, read and learn English. My English is weak, I fear to speak English with my friends, Social media, and with professionals. I've fear about ...
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Hi I am confused with the following sentence “Vijay Mallya, declared a proclaimed offender in a money laundering case”

In the above sentence Vijay Mallya is declaring any other person as an offender or vijay malya is declared as an offender I didn't understand and please can anybody explain me clearly and some ...
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Do+verb or just verb?

I am from India. Here, we speak two sentences. Some say: They matter a lot. Others say: They do matter a lot. Which one is right and why?
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Is the sentence “The water had overflowed under the bridge” correct?

Is this sentence correct? The water had overflowed under the bridge. I think its 'overflowed' shouldn't be in the place, but it seems like my friend sitting beside me is not in sure about this.
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What is the right past tense usage of a verb “Learn”? [duplicate]

I have a doubt for a long days.Today I got a chance to clear it. What is the right Past tense usage of a verb "Learn"? Is it Learnt or Learned?
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Which one is more correct, “near impossible” or “nearly impossible”?

Usually, I write This task is nearly impossible, but I read the following line in a blog: Even though prices have been dipping, it's near impossible to manufacture a smartphone at such a low price....
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Don't you heard OR haven't you heard

I am asking about a place from someone that you know this place or not. So what is the correct line? don't you heard about that place OR haven't you heard about that place
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“Put a knife to/at/on throat” - which one is preferred?

I see three different versions on Indian media. The context is threatening someone to do some work forcefully. Put a knife on my throat Put a knife at my throat Put a knife to my throat I feel ...
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What does “meat” mean?

I asked my friend what he was cooking and he replied, "I am cooking meat." I asked "what meat?" He said, "dude, meat. Don't you know meat?" I asked him again in a more clear way, "Yes, but what meat? ...
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Does “throw up” have alternative meaning?

I always thought that "throw up" means to vomit. But I heard on a news channel ... The police officials cornered < robber's name >. He had no other option than to Throw up. .... I initially ...
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Can anybody tell me what does this sentence mean “Apparently, this user prefers to keep an air of mystery about them.”

can anybody explain me what does the sentence mean "Apparently, this user prefers to keep an air of mystery about them."