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Anuradha Chepur



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:28 am    Post subject: Leave letters Reply with quote

English errors of Indians:

* Infosys, Bangalore: An employee applied for leave as follows:
"Since I have to go to my village to sell my land along with my
wife, please sanction me one-week leave."


* This is from Oracle Bangalore:
From an employee who was performing the "mundan"
ceremony of his 10 year old son:
"as I want to shave my son's head, please leave me for two days.."


* Another gem from CDAC. Leave-letter from an employee who was performing his daughter's wedding:
"as I am marrying my daughter, please grant a week's leave.."


* From H.A.L. Administration Dept:
"As my mother-in-law has expired and I am only one responsible for it,
please grant me 10 days leave."


* Another employee applied for half day leave as follows:
"Since I've to go to the cremation ground at 10 o-clock and I may not
return, please grant me half day casual leave"

* Another leave letter:
"I am suffering from fever, please declare one-day holiday."


* A leave letter to the headmaster:
"As I am studying in this school I am suffering from headache. I
request you to leave me today"


* Another leave letter written to the headmaster:
"As my headache is paining, please grant me leave for the day."


* Covering note:
"I am enclosed herewith..."


* Another one:
"Dear Sir: with reference to the above, please refer to my below..."


* Actual letter written for application of leave:
"My wife is suffering from sickness and as I am her only husband at
home I may be granted leave".

* Letter writing:-
"I am well here and hope you are also in the same well."

* A candidate's job application:
"This has reference to your advertisement calling for a ' Typist and an
Accountant - Male or Female'... As I am both(!! )for the past several years and I can handle both with good experience, I am applying for the post.
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Corey



Joined: 23 Mar 2003
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Location: Costa Rica

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is hilarious!

Good post to illustrate how word order and placement can affect meaning.

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