“Please call me back after one hour” – Common Mistake

In bahasa  Indonesia, you can say “Telepon balik saya setelah satu jam lagi.” (Please call me back after one hour.); however, in English, that’s not right. Grammatically speaking, that sentence is correct, but that doesn’t sound right; it sounds weird. That’s not how the native speakers say it. You should say, “Please call me back in one hour.”

This mistake is most likely to happen because you translate the words from your native language to English. If you want to sound more like a native speaker, just follow the way they speak.

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