I live in India and I have noticed that in Indian English it is normal to use the noun "doubt" as one would use the noun "question" in Western English.


"He had many doubts regarding the subject, so he asked his teacher to answer those doubts."

"Sir, I have a doubt, what is the square root of 64?"

Is this usage of the noun "doubt" unique to Indian English, or is it also acceptable in Western English?

  • Definitely the exact same question. I even live in the same area as is being discussed in that post. I guess this question can be deleted. – Revetahw says Reinstate Monica Feb 13 '16 at 4:58
  • The comment starts with possible and other users might not agree with my comment. You don't need to delete this question right now as there is a possibility some users could give you a comment or an answer. – user140086 Feb 13 '16 at 5:00
  • Alright, but the question you linked to and the others linked to in that answered my doubt (sic) quite thoroughly. – Revetahw says Reinstate Monica Feb 13 '16 at 5:06

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