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    Default "end" or "and" or what else?

    Teachers:

    Could someone please be kind enough to tell me which choice should be filled into the blank of the last paragraph, "end" or "and" or what else?

    Thanks in advance.

    Below is two URLs of related background materials:
    http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...e+end+overseas
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=zh-C...erseas&spell=1

    Gonzales also suggested for the first time that the president might have the legal authority to tap phone calls when both parties are in the United States. The program that the president described only involves calls with one_________overseas. Ari Shapiro, NPR News, Washington.

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    Default Re: "end" or "and" or what else?

    Hello aS

    There are several possibilities here.

    For instance, one refers to the physical nature of the phone line. In other words, what does a phone line have two of?

    Another refers to the person who answers a phone. What is a quite formal word that can be used of both people who participate in a call?

    Have a guess, and I'll come back and see if you need any more help.

    MrP

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    Thank you very much, MrPedantic.

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    Default Re: "end" or "and" or what else?

    So I would guess either "end" (i.e. of the line, as you suggest), or "party" (as in person). Or perhaps "caller".

    MrP

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