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    to call attention/ to draw attention

    Dear teachers,

    I know that the expression “to call attention” has two meanings in my natural language but at the same time in your natural language “to call attention”” means only “ to call somebody’s attention to something” and “to attract attention” means “to attract somebody’s attention to oneself. e.g.

    The guide called the attention of the excursion to the picture that hung in the corner.

    Backy Sharp’s beauty attracted everybody’s attention.

    Note that the phrase “to draw somebody’s attention” may be used in either of the cases. If it means “to attract somebody’s attention” it is followed by a reflexive pronoun, e.g.

    Backy Sharp liked to draw everybody’s attention to herself.

    The teacher drew the student’s attention to the fact that the new word ahd a peculiar pronunciation.

    Would you be kind enough to comment upon the mentioned above.

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    V.

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    Re: to call attention/ to draw attention

    Hi, Vil - would you explain the two different meanings in Bulgarian first?

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    Re: to call attention/ to draw attention

    Hi Anglika,

    "I know that the expression “to call attention” has two meanings in my natural language"

    The first meaning is "bring something to someone's notice" and the second meaning is "attract/ drew someone's attention" , "come into notice".

    I am sorry that the tedious imperfection my English language is an unsurmountable holdback impeding our unprecidented communication.

    Regards.

    V.

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    Re: to call attention/ to draw attention

    It is not a problem - helping people communicate is one thing this forum is designed to do.

    Your differentiations are interesting in that we use two different forms to express what you say in one. So in Bulgarian the context must be very important in order to be sure that you are understood. Would I be right?

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    Re: to call attention/ to draw attention

    Hi Anglika,

    As usual during the past time, you made an impeccable speculation in your last post at the present thread.

    Regards.

    V..

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