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Topic: Missed call
Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 5:24:53 PM
Thanks again.
So, if I well understand, I could imagine this situation:
"A: Hello, I've just received a call. Who is speaking please?"
B: Hi, I'm sorry to bother you. My name's Tom and Marc gave me your number. I'd like...."
Do you agree?
Topic: Missed call
Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:59:48 AM
Really??? Perhaps Brick wall I am starting understanding English...
Ps Are right also my last examples? I think so Boo hoo!
Topic: Missed call
Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:12:11 PM
Hi,
Today I received a call but I did not answer because I couldn't (I hadn't the ID, but I recognized the number).
I recalled him saying:
Hi Frank, how are you? Etc..
But I was guessing... If I didn't recognize it?
What is the proper way
To recall introducing yourself? Perhaps that way:
"HI, my name is Igor and I have just received a call from this number. Who is speaking, please?"
Or just "Hi, I just received a call from this number? Who is speaking please?"


And, if the other one doesn't know me (but for example a friend of mine gave him the number) can he say:
I'd say: Hello, I've just received a call. Who is speaking please?"
I suppose he should answer as he is the "caller" (using my name) :
B: "Good morning Igor, I'm sorry to bother you. My name is Tom and Marc gave me your number. I'd like...."? Thanks
Topic: Who am I speaking with? Answer
Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:36:28 PM
Dancing Dancing :d
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Topic: I am on the phone????
Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 4:54:54 AM
Good Morning,
i really love how I can learn by this forum and these threads. Most of books say "general rules" that sometimes can be "changed" and this is the case.

In detail, i haven't understood as follows:
Ok, it's normal to say ""Hello. May I speak to_____, please?" Then, if they ask "Who's calling, please?" you answer "I'm his father . . ." or "This is Igor_____." but what about this situation: "Hello. May I speak to_____, please?" Then, if they ask "Who's calling, please?" you answer "I'm Igor"?
When you say "Most people don't just call and say:..." do you mean that "Most people don't call and say only:...?" or something else?
@palaguay: Are you referring to my teacher or the use of "I'm"?

According to you, why (also on internet) most of "guides" suggest to avoid to introduce yourself by "I am Igor" but to you "This is etc...". In other words, they do not discuss about the "politeness" but the "mean".
THANKSSSS
Topic: I am on the phone????
Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 5:17:38 PM
Hello,
here my question is a little bit different because, when I studied English, my teacher told us (every time she could) that it was absolutely wrong using "I am Igor" to introduce yourself on the phone and also my grammar text books explained that!

Surfing on internet, i found a lot of examples where somebody says:
Hi, I'm a friend/collegue/father of his, but the text books i read says to avoid to introduce yourself that way (if you're calling somebody):
"Hello, I'm [name]" (I can not post the website address...
In which situation could we say "i am" and, which is the difference with the other expressions?
Topic: Answering machine
Posted: Monday, April 8, 2019 5:06:43 PM
Here, in Italy, telemarkers do not leave any message Dancing
Topic: Who am I speaking with? Answer
Posted: Monday, April 8, 2019 4:35:36 PM
Igor_ wrote:
I really do NOT know how I would do without your support!!!!
Thank you.
I am imaging this situation.
I answer the telephone but, for example, i am a guess in that house (or i am at the desk of a collegue of mine) and he/she ask me to answer the telephone..
So, the caller does not recognize me...after introducing himself:

CASE A
A:Who am I speaking with,please?
B:This is Igor..etc


CASE B

A:Who is this, please?
B:This is Igor

CASE C
A:Who am I speaking with,please?
B:Igor..etc


CASE D

A:Who is this, please?
B:Igor...etc...


Do they sound natural to you?


When you can, could you tell me what you think about my examples? Thanks
Topic: I am on the phone????
Posted: Monday, April 8, 2019 3:31:19 AM
Hi,
i friend of mine told me that some Egnlish speaker are used to introduce themselves during a telephone conversation using "Hello, I am [name]"...This is the first time i heard that...
Could you confirm that, please?
Thanks
Igor
Topic: Who am I speaking with? Answer
Posted: Sunday, April 7, 2019 12:28:25 PM
I haven't understood. Both sounds natural (I am a friend/father/colleague and this is I am a friend/father/colleague)??
Which difference is there? Which is the most used?

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