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    #1

    postepone

    Hi guys,

    Pleease chk these sentences.

    1) we will have to postpone the date.

    2) we will have to prepone the date.

    3) the date was preponed or postponed.

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    #2

    Re: postepone

    I would postpone the event, not the date. Prepone is not used in some variants, like BrE, though it may catch on.

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    #3

    Re: postepone

    Again, tufguy, I have to point out the missing capital letters in your sentences and the lazy way you have written 'Pleease chk' without bothering to put it right.

    This annoyingly slipshod way of writing from someone who knows better is disrespectful to us teachers and is a bad example to other students.

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    Re: postepone

    Ok so what woulf be the correct sentences?(Are you saying that there is no word like prepone).

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    #5

    Re: postepone

    As far as I know, "prepone" only exists in Indian English.

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    #6

    Re: postepone

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I would postpone the event, not the date.
    I am not a techer

    Can I defer the date and the event?

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    #7

    Re: postepone

    So I should not use "prepone" it doesn't exist, thete is nothing like "Indian english", so how should I write sentence without using "prepone", please tell.

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    Re: postepone

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    So I should not use "prepone" it doesn't exist, thete is nothing like "Indian english", so how should I write sentence without using "prepone", please tell.
    Indian English does exist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_English If you want to use BrE you could say "Bring the date/appointment forward".

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