Is it ok to use “prepone”?

Within India there is nothing wrong in using this word; we all understand what it means. The fact that native speakers don’t use it is not our problem. After all, when you have `postpone’, then why not prepone? Dictionaries which contain a section on Indian English always include “prepone”. Native speakers of English, as I have mentioned several times before, use the word “advance” instead of “prepone”.

*I want to prepone/advance my date of journey. *Ganesh preponed/advanced his trip to Australia.

The Hindu- ‘Know Your English’ Series, May 31, 2004


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