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    Default direct / rediect

    What is the difference between direct and rediect in telephone conversations, like:

    Please direct me to her.
    Please redirect me to her.

    Thanks!

    Emily

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    Default Re: direct / rediect

    The prefix re- means, again.

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    Default Re: direct / rediect

    Could someone kindly give me more context here?

    Like A calls for B, and B is not at the office. The call bounces back to the operator, and A would like the operator to direct/redirect the call to C.

    Thanks!

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    Redirect the call to C.

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    Default Re: direct / rediect

    Is it like this way: When I call a certain person, and the call is picked up by the operator, and I should ask the operator to "direct me to Mr. so and so". Right? Thanks!

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    Right. Use direct when you want to speak directly to Mr. so and so, and use redirect if Mr. so and so is not in his office, say, he's in another office or building, and you want the call redirected there, or, say, he isn't in and you want to speak to someone else about the matter, so redirect the call to that office/that person.

    A: Mr. so and so, please.
    B: Sorry. He's out for the day.
    A: Could you redirect my call to Ms. so and so, please?

    Hope that helps.
    Sorry for the confusion, Emily.

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    Default Re: direct / rediect

    Very helpful, thanks!

    Are there any other verbs to express the same meaning as "direct" does? I think "transfer, forward" might be the options. Similarly, are there any substitutes for "re-direct", like "re-transfer, re-forward"?

    Thank you for your time!

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    The only other one that comes to mind is "connect". As for re-direct, there's "send".

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