Casual Conversational English (Phrases and Sentences in Different Scenarios – Top 600+ Terms)/
Unwanted Calls and Other Problems

Unwanted Calls and Other Problems

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I'm sorry, you have the wrong number.

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a polite way of turning down a call from someone who has dialed an incorrect number

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I think you have the wrong number.

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another way of turning down an unwanted call from someone who has dialed an incorrect number

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There's no ___ here. / There's no one here by that name.

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an indirect way of telling someone they have the wrong number; means that the person the caller is looking for does not belong to the household or is not acquainted with the receiver

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Sorry, I must have dialed the wrong number. / Sorry, wrong number.

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a way to apologize to someone you have called mistakenly

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I'm in the middle of something. / I'm busy right now.

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said to inform someone that you are not available for a call because you are doing something else

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I can't hear you (very well).

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said to tell someone that the call isn't clear either because they aren't speaking properly or the connection is bad

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I can barely hear you.

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another way to tell someone that the call isn't clear

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I can't get a signal. / There's no signal.

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used to say that you can't get enough connection or reception for a call to proceed clearly or without issues

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We have a bad connection. / I'm getting a bad connection.

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means that the person on the other line cannot be heard clearly because of bad reception

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Could you repeat that? / Please repeat what you just said.

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used to ask someone to repeat what they said because they were not heard clearly

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Are you still there?

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used to ask the person on the other line if they could hear you and are still in the call with you

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You're breaking up.

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used to mean that the person on the other line keeps getting cut off possibly due to bad reception

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Can you speak up?

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used to ask the other person to speak louder so that they could be heard more clearly

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Could you speak a bit slower, please? / Could you talk a little slower?

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used to tell someone that they are speaking too fast and are difficult to understand

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Sorry, I didn't catch that.

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used to mean that you did not hear or understand something that the caller has just said

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Don't ever call here again. / Don't ever call me again.

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a direct way of telling someone to never contact you again

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