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Learn Indian English, Lesson 3

December 2006
Learn Indian English, Lesson 3

1. Use the word "since" instead of "for" when referring to periods of time. Instead of saying, "We have been married for nine years," you can say, "We have been married since nine years."

2. Use the word "gift" as a verb. For example: "My talent in singing was gifted to me by God" or "My father had better gift me an iPod for Christmas."

3. Don't answer the phone with just "hello." You can try adding a question, such as "Hello, what do you want?" or "Hello, who's it?" You can also pick up the phone and merely say, "Tell me."

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