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    #1

    Talking English Usage

    Whether it is inappropriate to "use only, itself, one" at the end of sentence and why?
    whats the rule behind it?


    I am from India itself.

    I was trying to do that only.

    I am finding the same one.

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    #2

    Re: English Usage

    Hello anupumh


    • I am from India itself. <not OK>
    • I was trying to do that only. <OK>
    • I was trying to do only that. <Better>
    • I am finding the same one. <finding is awkward>
    • I found the same one. <OK>

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    #3

    Re: English Usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    • I am from India itself. <not OK>
    A: Oh, you're Indian? I hear there are quite a few places that have ethnic Indians as a minority population - Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, ...
    B: No, I am from India itself.

    Sounds OK to me.

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    #4

    Re: English Usage

    I agree with Ray.

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    #5

    Re: English Usage

    Yes all of these are typical indian usages...

    I am from india itself.

    This is incorrect, beacuse "itself" is a reflexive pronoun and has to point back/reflect back to subject, over here I is the subject and itself does not reflect back to it.

    Correct me if i am wrong...

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    #6

    Re: English Usage

    No, myself refers back to me, and itself refers back to the only other noun, India.

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