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      • Native Language:
      • Malayalam
      • Home Country:
      • India
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    • Join Date: Jul 2007
    • Posts: 223
    #1

    condole

    In Indian English we say "He condoled the death of his friend's mother".
    Is this transitive use abnormal?


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434
    #2

    Re: condole

    Perhaps not in Indian English, but it would be here because that would mean he is condoling the death, not the people.

    To condole means to express sympathy with someone.

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