Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    prattsishunk is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    60
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Miss Call or Missed Call?

    I just got confused...

    What it should be?

    I got a miss call? OR I got a missed call?
    Give a miss call? OR Give me a missed call?
    I got a miss call from your side? OR I got a missed call from your side?
    I got a miss call from you? OR I got a missed call from you?

  2. #2
    Barb_D's Avatar
    Barb_D is online now Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    17,164
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Miss Call or Missed Call?

    Best: I missed a call from you.

    These days, when you look at your smart phone, it will give you a list of any calls you missed. So we do say "I've got a missed call from you" to mean "I see that you called, but I missed it." But you don't have to use this jargon. Just say "I missed a call from you."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

  3. #3
    prattsishunk is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    60
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Miss Call or Missed Call?

    Thanx for your reply..

    But, what about this?

    We many-a-times ask people us to give a miss/missed call for storing their number?

    So, should it be GIVE ME A MISS CALL or GIVE ME A MISSED CALL?

  4. #4
    SoothingDave is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    9,501
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Miss Call or Missed Call?

    Calls are missed. When a verb is used an an adjective, we use the past participle. Missed call. Iced tea. Broken window. Frosted flakes.

  5. #5
    Masood_S is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    47
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Miss Call or Missed Call?

    Quote Originally Posted by prattsishunk View Post
    Thanx for your reply..

    But, what about this?

    We many-a-times ask people us to give a miss/missed call for storing their number?

    So, should it be GIVE ME A MISS CALL or GIVE ME A MISSED CALL?
    It is GIVE ME A MISSED CALL.

    It is a way of storing that person's number on your own mobile phone.

  6. #6
    Barb_D's Avatar
    Barb_D is online now Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    17,164
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Miss Call or Missed Call?

    Without disagreeing that "missed" is correct, why not just say "Call me"?

    Whether you pick up and say "Got it, thanks" or the two of you just watch your phone ring, the number will still be recorded.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

  7. #7
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    42,799
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Miss Call or Missed Call?

    It does make it clear to the person that you're not going to answer it so it isn't going to waste money.


    PS Thanks not thanx- this is a language forum.

  8. #8
    BobK's Avatar
    BobK is offline Harmless drudge
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    15,506
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Miss Call or Missed Call?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It does make it clear to the person that you're not going to answer it so it isn't going to waste money.


    ...
    I can see that this makes sense, so perhaps such a usage is growing. I haven't met it though. I, being an old fogey, would expend a few extra words and say: 'Give me a call - I won't answer' or 'Send me a text so I can add you to my directory/put your number on my phone'.

    On the other hand - what you have on your phone in the way of records about missed calls, are indeed referred to as 'missed calls'.

    b

Similar Threads

  1. [General] call/call out/call back/call for/call off
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 23-Mar-2010, 12:30
  2. missed or miss
    By muktha in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 08-Jun-2008, 06:08
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 19-Oct-2006, 07:28
  4. Miss Call
    By Isabelle223 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-Apr-2006, 23:26
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-Dec-2005, 03:23

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •