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"I heard you received a letter of commendation from the president. Could you send me the same ?"
Does this use of "the same" as pronoun seem natural to the natives ? This is used a lot in India, but I recently read in an article that this usage is considered archaic by many.
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Debpriya De"I heard you received a letter of commendation from the president. Could you send me the same ?"Does this use of "the same" as pronoun seem natural to the natives ? This is used a lot in India, but I recently read in an article that this usage is considered archaic by many.
I presume it's the equivalent of "Could you send it to me?" We rarely use "same" that way in American English, though you may occasionally see it.

CJ
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It is used in Australian English on occasion, however only in more formal language contexts. I've only ever seen it used in business correspondance. To say that it is archaic is probably accurate to a certain extent - there are certainly more commonly used alternatives.