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    On or at my home number. Which is more suitable, on or at?

    1) Please call me at my home number or on my home number.

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    Re: On or at my home number. Which is more suitable, on or at?

    On.

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    Re: On or at my home number. Which is more suitable, on or at?

    I'd say "at."

    Another quirky American/UK thing?
    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: On or at my home number. Which is more suitable, on or at?

    Yup. Another quirky American/UK thing. I (from England) am fairly sure that I used to say at. I know that, after seeing a lot of American films (I don't say movies - yet) and TV, and working with American colleagues, I now say on.

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    Re: On or at my home number. Which is more suitable, on or at?

    I'd say "at".

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    Re: On or at my home number. Which is more suitable, on or at?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I'd say "at".
    So Americans say call at, whereas British more likely to say call on?

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    Re: On or at my home number. Which is more suitable, on or at?

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    So Americans say call at, whereas British more likely to say call on?
    I'd say the other way round.

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    Re: On or at my home number. Which is more suitable, on or at?

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    So Americans say call at, whereas British more likely to say call on?
    No, the opposite, I am British.

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    Re: On or at my home number. Which is more suitable, on or at?

    Use either one and you`ll be correct. With cell phones, however, it`s "call me on my cell phone."

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    Re: On or at my home number. Which is more suitable, on or at?

    Totally agree there -- call me on my cell phone, call me on my land line, but call me AT this number. (American point of view)
    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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