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    Buying mobiles at regular intervals.

    "Nowadays a lot of people use their current mobile phone (mobile phone that they are currentle using) for some time and move on to buy a new one. They buy mobiles at regular intervals."

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    Re: Buying mobiles at regular intervals.

    It's unnecessarily long.

    These days, people regularly replace/upgrade their mobiles.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Buying mobiles at regular intervals.

    Is it correct to say "people use their current mobile for some time and move on to buy a new one?" I know you have shortened it but I am asking for the word usage like "current", "move on to buy".

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    Re: Buying mobiles at regular intervals.

    It's a bit tautologous. The phone you're using must be your current one. If it's not your current one, then you're not using it.
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    Re: Buying mobiles at regular intervals.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Is it correct to say "people use their current mobile for some time and move on to buy a new one?" I know you have shortened it but I am asking for the word usage like "current", "move on to buy".
    If you want to use current, you could shift the focus to the present: Ask people how long they've had their current phone and you're likely to hear "not very long. I had my old one for a year and a half before I decided to move on to the new model."
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    Re: Buying mobiles at regular intervals.

    At regular intervals sounds too accurate- if they're buying them exactly the same distance apart, it would work, but regularly does the job better for me to describe the normal situation.

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