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    Default picking up vs taking my call

    Can someone please tell me if the following sentences are OK?

    1) He is not picking up the phone. (Can I use it for mobile phones as well?)
    2) He is not taking my call.
    3) He is not picking up my call.
    4) He is not accepting my call.

    Please suggest better alternatives, if any.

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    Default Re: picking up vs taking my call

    1) He is not picking up the phone. (Can I use it for mobile phones as well?) - that's out of date.
    There's no answer/ He's not answering/Not in. etc. (Others will give you more examples)

    2) He is not taking my call.

    Yes - if he is declining/refusing to speak to you.

    3) He is not picking up my call. The situation in which you might say this is so complicated and rare...

    4) He is not accepting my call.
    Another way of saying someone doesn't want to speak to you, period; or because it is a reverse charge call and he declines to bear the cost of the call.

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    Default Re: picking up vs taking my call

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post

    Please suggest better alternatives, if any.

    • He's not answering.
    • There's no answer.
    • He's not there. <home phone>
    • His call waiting isn't picking up.
    • He's not picking up. <home up>

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