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    Default use of "the same".

    English is considered to be the global language.Even though you don't know any foreign language, being equipped with English you can easily move around the world.It is the same with Hindi in India.It will get you through anywhere across India.

    Is the use of "the same" correct in the above excerpts? Kindly tell me if there is some other grammatical mistakes are there as well.

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    Default Re: use of "the same".

    Your use of "it is the same with" is correct.

    "if (I prefer whether) there are some other grammatical mistakes as well."

    The rest of your passage contains no grammatical errors, strictly speaking. Nevertheless it would be considered unnatural anywhere outside of India.

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    Default Re: use of "the same".

    Sir, Why unnatural? If you would explain.

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    Default Re: use of "the same".

    "Even though you don't know any foreign language, being equipped with English you can easily move around the world."

    It is hard to explain why that, or anything, is unnatural. It is a question of the phrases that fluent speakers customarily employ. (That's why my Spanish is unnatural: I have a good accent and people understand everything I say, but often they would say it differently.)

    Your phrase is not unnatural in the Indian context.

    All I can do is to give some more natural examples that have the same meaning elsewhere in the English-speaking world:

    When you travel around the world, English will help you more than any other language.
    English can assist you in travelling more than any other language.

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    Default Re: use of "the same".

    Quote Originally Posted by sdpegasus View Post
    Kindly tell me if there are any other grammatical mistakes are there as well.
    It's not a grammatical mistake, but leave a space after a full stop.

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