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    Do I disturb you/Am I disturbing you ?

    When calling someone on the phone, which one is correct : "Do I disturb you ?" or "Am I disturbing you ?"

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    Re: Do I disturb you/Am I disturbing you ?

    'Am I disturbing you?'

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    Re: Do I disturb you/Am I disturbing you ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    When calling someone on the phone, which one is correct : "Do I disturb you ?" or "Am I disturbing you ?"
    If you ask "Do I disturb you?" you are asking if, in general, the person finds you disturbing.

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    Re: Do I disturb you/Am I disturbing you ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If you ask "Do I disturb you?" you are asking if, in general, the person finds you disturbing.
    So that would sound rather silly/funny, if you don't want a comment on your (general) behaviour ?
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    Re: Do I disturb you/Am I disturbing you ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    So that would sound rather silly/funny, if you don't want a comment on your (general) behaviour ?
    Yes, it would.

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