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    Preposition: is this sentence correct?

    Sentence:They used to do miss call to each other at night.

    Question: Is this sentence correct? Are the prepositions correctly used? Does the sentence make sense to a native english speaker?

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    #2

    Re: Preposition: is this sentence correct?

    Try this:

    They used to miss each other's night calls.

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    Re: Preposition: is this sentence correct?

    Thanks Afit. Does your sentence convey the same meaning as my sentence? Is my sentence wrong? Can I any teacher answer this?

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    Re: Preposition: is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    Sentence:They used to do miss call to each other at night.

    Question: Is this sentence correct? Are the prepositions correctly used? Does the sentence make sense to a native english speaker?

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    "They used to give a miss call to each other at night."
    This would be quite commonly used in South Asian English (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka) to mean that they rang and then cut without connecting. It's not, as far as I know, common in any other dialect of English.

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    Re: Preposition: is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "They used to give a miss call to each other at night."
    This would be quite commonly used in South Asian English (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka) to mean that they rang and then cut without connecting. It's not, as far as I know, common in any other dialect of English.
    Oh! sire you are so correct . You totally guess the situation . Now I understood why so many native English speakers in other forums have trouble answering my query. If it was not for your knowledge of South Asian English, I would not have got the answer of my query. I knew Westerners have not a very good understanding of Asian world but I assumed/thought such types of miss calling/calls are common or would be common in the whole world. So wrong I was . Who says the whole world is now a village thanks to globalization?!

    Anyway, I am relieved to know my sentence, its grammar and its syntax was not wrong.

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    Re: Preposition: is this sentence correct?

    I suppose I would say:

    They used to return 'missed calls' to each other at night.

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