Friday, February 19, 2010

Prepone is not an antonym of postpone

Indians commonly use the word “prepone” to mean “to move forward in time.”

Example: The football match planned to be conducted on April 29 has been preponed to March 26.

Some antonyms for postpone are “bring forward, move up, advance.”

Example: The eight o’clock program has been moved forward to seven.

The word prepone sounds strange.

May I know your opinion please?

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