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    Question Using "conference" as a verb

    Hi,

    The word "conference" is a none refer to Answers page conference: Definition, Synonyms from Answers.com

    Can I use "conference" as a verb to express the meaning of "Use the method of Conference to do..."?

    For example:
    A. Please conference me.
    B. Please conference to UK Office.

    If can't, which word should use?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Using "conference" as a verb

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Hi,

    The word "conference" is a none refer to Answers page conference: Definition, Synonyms from Answers.com

    Can I use "conference" as a verb to express the meaning of "Use the method of Conference to do..."?

    For example:
    A. Please conference me.
    B. Please conference to UK Office.

    If can't, which word should use?

    Thanks.
    "Conference" is not a verb. (Unless the Americans have recently decided to make it into one).

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    Re: Using "conference" as a verb

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Conference" is not a verb. (Unless the Americans have recently decided to make it into one).
    If Can't use Conference as verb, so, how to express both situations as described below:

    A. Please conference me.
    B. Please conference to UK Office.

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    Re: Using "conference" as a verb

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    If Can't use Conference as verb, so, how to express both situations as described below:

    A. Please conference me.
    B. Please conference to UK Office.
    Do you mean "make a conference call"?

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    Re: Using "conference" as a verb

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Do you mean "make a conference call"?
    Yes.

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    Re: Using "conference" as a verb

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Yes.
    I don't have any personal experience of conference calls, but I have heard people say something like, "call me at X office and we'll set up a conference call with Mr. Smith", for example.

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    Re: Using "conference" as a verb

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I don't have any personal experience of conference calls, but I have heard people say something like, "call me at X office and we'll set up a conference call with Mr. Smith", for example.
    Referring to you answer above, Can I express the meaning as below?

    A. Please make a conference call to me.
    B. Please make a conference call to to UK Office.

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    Re: Using "conference" as a verb

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Referring to you answer above, Can I express the meaning as below?

    A. Please make a conference call to me.
    B. Please make a conference call to to the UK Office.
    Yes, they are both fine. (With the addition of the article in the second sentence).

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    Re: Using "conference" as a verb

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, they are both fine. (With the addition of the article in the second sentence).
    Why adding the preposition "the" to UK Office?

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