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    use of the word 'agenda' ?

    are you preparing for Competitive exams ?
    it is not there in my agenda .

    sir, is it right to the use word agenda .
    If referring to agenda of hidden agenda ;
    if referring to plan or aim .

    what is the appropriate word or alternate sentence .

    thanking you ,
    praveen .

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    Re: use of the word 'agenda' ?

    Welcome to the forum, praveen.

    Yes to all your questions.

    Agenda means things to be done, so the word covers plans, aims, intentions etc.

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    Re: use of the word 'agenda' ?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidbuntix View Post
    are you preparing for Competitive exams ?
    it is not there in my agenda .

    sir, is it right to the use word agenda .
    If referring to agenda of hidden agenda ;
    if referring to plan or aim .

    what is the appropriate word or alternate sentence .

    thanking you ,
    praveen .

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I did some googling, and I thought that you would like to know that

    maybe most people prefer to say "on my agenda."

    (2) Also, you probably know that the term "hidden agenda" is considered

    very insulting. For example, here in the United States some people say that

    certain groups have a hidden agenda. Those groups are very angry when

    people say that. Those groups say that there is nothing hidden about what

    they want. Nothing secret or bad.

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    Re: use of the word 'agenda' ?

    PS - there's a faux ami here to be aware of if you're a French speaker. Un (or une?) agenda is diary. And in some contexts (such as Marks & Spencer shop labels that have to work all over the world) it is used for that (especially the fancy ones called Information Manager or Filofax). For similar (Anglo-French) reasons, M&S underpants, which used to be called 'briefs' are now labelled 'slips' - although a 'slip' is worn under a dress, not trousers.

    So in Parveen's case, maybe someone is saying they didn't know because there was no entry in their diary.

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    Re: use of the word 'agenda' ?

    Dear sir ,

    I would be happy if you could explain in much detail .

    If some body says 'It is not on my agenda ' .
    If referring to plan ,aim,ambitions, intensions .
    Is the sentence correct ?

    thanks,

    praveen

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    Re: use of the word 'agenda' ?

    macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/agenda

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    Re: use of the word 'agenda' ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    PS - there's a faux ami here to be aware of if you're a French speaker. Un (or une?) agenda is diary. And in some contexts (such as Marks & Spencer shop labels that have to work all over the world) it is used for that (especially the fancy ones called Information Manager or Filofax). For similar (Anglo-French) reasons, M&S underpants, which used to be called 'briefs' are now labelled 'slips' - although a 'slip' is worn under a dress, not trousers.

    So in Parveen's case, maybe someone is saying they didn't know because there was no entry in their diary.

    b
    It's "un agenda", Bob. (I had to check with my wife, I still find the gender of nouns difficult in French )

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