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    Hi,
    Myself saurav i wanna know whether the sentence "i am keeping the call " correct or no. If no what is the correct one.


    Regards,
    Saurav.

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    Hello saurav,

    No, what you have written is not correct.

    I can't tell you the correct version, because I don't know what you mean. What do you mean by "keeping the call"?

    (Also: Please note that "wanna" should be "want to" or "would like to" and that "I" should always be capitalized when used as pronoun in English.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.


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    Re: query

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Hello saurav,

    No, what you have written is not correct.

    I can't tell you the correct version, because I don't know what you mean. What do you mean by "keeping the call"?

    (Also: Please note that "wanna" should be "want to" or "would like to" and that "I" should always be capitalized when used as pronoun in English.)
    Thankyou well it was when i was speaking to one of my friends and while getting of the phone at the end i told this that i am keeping the call.so just wanted to know what would be the correct line

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    Re: query

    Let me see if I understand.

    You are speaking with one of your friends, in person.
    The phone rings.
    You want to tell him you will answer the phone (and therefore, he should probably leave).

    "Sorry, I have to take this call. Talk to you soon!"
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Let me see if I understand.

    You are speaking with one of your friends, in person.
    The phone rings.
    You want to tell him you will answer the phone (and therefore, he should probably leave).

    "Sorry, I have to take this call. Talk to you soon!"
    no you did not get me i mean i was talking over my mobile at the end while getting of the phone when the conversation was over i told him i am keeping the call bye. basically at call ending.. so i got to know that one shouldnt say keeping the call it should be i am disconnecting or i am putting down. But all use this at the end that i am keeping the call .

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    Re: query

    Usually, we just say "good bye" at the end of the conversation. That indicates the call is over and the person you are speaking to will know the call will be disconnected.

    On your land line, you can say "I'm hanging up now." On your mobile, you can say "I'm disconnecting the call now." But you wouldn't say that instead of "Goodbye."

    The idea of "keeping" the call that you are ending doesn't make sense to me, but obviously, it's common where you live. If you said that to me, I would think you wanted to continue talking, I guess. You are keeping the call going.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 17-Nov-2009 at 19:18. Reason: added a bit more
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    Re: query

    Dear friend

    If you want to keep a telephone connection open, you might say:

    Hold on!
    Hang on!

    If you enjoyed calling/receiving a call from a friend, you might say:

    Let's keep in touch!

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