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    Default How do you end a call?

    Question 1) Is it common to end a call with "bye bye"?

    For example:
    Caller: Have a great day.
    Me: Bye bye.

    Question 2) How to reply a caller when he says have a great day?
    Do you say "You too"?
    Do you say "Have a great day"?
    What do you say?

    Question 3) How do you normally end a call?

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    Default Re: How do you end a call?

    I would do this:
    Caller: Have a great day.
    Me: You too. Bye.

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    Default Re: How do you end a call?

    It's common to explain the need for a call to end:

    'I think that's everything. Is that the time? Got to go and fetch the kids. Bye.'

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    Default Re: How do you end a call?

    "Bye bye" is uncommon in BrE, except when it is used by children [or lovestruck adults].
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: How do you end a call?

    It's said more like "buh-bye" "Okay, talk to you soon. Take care now, buh-bye."
    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.

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    Default Re: How do you end a call?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Bye bye" is uncommon in BrE, except when it is used by children [or lovestruck adults].
    And this is reflected in the childish synonym for going to sleep: 'Time for bye-byes'

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    Last edited by emsr2d2; 27-Feb-2013 at 22:15.

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