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    Question someone on the line

    Which of the following are correct?

    1) There is a Cisco person on the line. Do you want to talk with him?
    2) There is a Cisco person expecting you on the line. Do you want to talk with him?
    3) There is a Cisco person waiting for you on the line. Do you want to talk with him?

    And is "Do you want to talk with him" correct? Should I say "Do you want to talk to him"? Thanks a lot!

    Emily

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    Re: someone on the line

    What about?

    There is a person called Cisco on the line.
    Would you like to talk to him? / Do you want to talk to him?

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    Question Re: someone on the line

    Dear Casiopea,

    It's like when you pick up the phone for some one else, and would like to ask whether the person is interested in answering the call. And by Cisco person, I want to say that the person is with or of the Cisco company. Can I say ABC (Company) person / people, when I am refering the employees of a certain company, while at the same time doesn't emphasize on the employment relationship?

    There is another question then. I saw people use like Ms. Sample Sample with ABC Company. Generally, it seems that Ms. Sample Sample of ABC Company is more likely to be accepted. Are both of the expressions are OK?

    Thanks a lot!

    Emily (Beijing)

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    Re: someone on the line

    There is a person from Cisco on the line.
    A person from Cisco is on the line.

    There is a Ms Smith from Cisco on the line.
    Ms Smith from Cisco is on the line.

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    Re: someone on the line

    Usually it's best to announce a phone call with the person's name as well as his company. "Fred from Cisco is on the line." Or "It's a Mr. Martin from Cisco on Line One." Then you can ask either "Do you want to talk to him?" or even simply "Are you available?" (Even though you know the person is present and available, he may not want to talk to the caller.)

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