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    Indian English

    Verbs are also used differently, with speakers often dropping a preposition or object altogether: 'I insisted immediate payment'.
    (source: AskOxford: Types of World English)

    I think that the sentence "written in Italic" (is it correct to express it like this?) misses the presposition "on", am I right?
    What does "dropping a preposition or object altogether" mean? Does it mean that leave out or omit prepositions or objects?

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    Re: Indian English

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka View Post
    Verbs are also used differently, with speakers often dropping a preposition or object altogether: 'I insisted immediate payment'.
    (source: AskOxford: Types of World English)

    I think that the sentence "written in Italic" (is it correct to express it like this?) misses the presposition "on", am I right?
    Try,

    I think that the sentence written in italics is missing the preposition on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka
    What does "dropping a preposition or object altogether" mean? Does it mean that leave out or omit prepositions or objects?
    Right. The speaker or writer leaves out or omits a word.

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    Re: Indian English

    Thank you, Casiopea! Epecially for the correction - you know, I can improve my English only by being corrected, in my opinion.

    Same to you, Happy New Year! :)

    (Just feel free to correct me - I'd be pleased to be corrected!)

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