In working with overseas teams, as well as with reading text written by speakers from India, I notice a strong overusage of the following types of phrases:

Please reply with the same.

Kindly review the same and let us know of any issue.

I am trying to do the same.

I'm curious what construct within the Indian language(s) is responsible for this particular phrase? This usage, while correct, is pretty uncommon among native speakers.

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    Related: english.stackexchange.com/questions/30000/… – user66974 Dec 29 '14 at 15:03
  • @Josh61 - Thanks, good find. "The same" is hard to search for :) I think that explains the English history behind the phrase, so this is a dupe of that... if you want to mark as such go ahead, or else I can just delete this. – eykanal Dec 29 '14 at 15:06
  • There's no harm in having extra pointers to the question (As long as it doesn't happen too often with the same asker). – Andrew Leach Dec 29 '14 at 15:47

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