Casual Conversational English (Phrases and Sentences in Different Scenarios – Top 600+ Terms)/
Receiving a Call

Receiving a Call

Total: 12 words

Hello, __ speaking. / Hello, this is __ speaking.

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said to introduce yourself immediately after receiving a call

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__'s phone.

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a way to inform someone who owns the phone or number they're calling; can be said by someone aside from the actual owner

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This is...

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used to introduce yourself during a phone call

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This is she. / This is he.

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said to confirm your identity to the caller

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May I ask who's calling?

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a formal way of asking for the caller's name

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Who's calling?

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another way to ask information about the caller

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Who's this?

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a casual way of asking who called

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How can I help you?

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a polite way of asking someone why they called

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Why are you calling (me)?

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a direct way of asking someone for the purpose of their call

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I have to take this (call). / I gotta take this (call).

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said in the middle of a conversation with someone else to inform them that you need to answer a phone call

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Just a sec. / Just a second.

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a casual way of excusing yourself in order to receive a call

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Excuse me for a second.

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a polite way of leaving a conversation to attend to a phone call

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