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    Question Doubt between two sentences

    What is the difference between "Call me back" and "Call me later" when we are talking over telephone?
    My friend says both are same. But I dont think so. Please help me out.

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    Is anyone there. plz help me out.. :O

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    Re: Doubt between two sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by vadityapanda View Post
    Is anyone there. plz Please help me out.. :O
    Call me later = Please telephone me today, at some point later in the day

    Call me back = Please return my telephone call, no time or day specified.

    You could send somebody the words "Call me later" by email, by SMS or you could say them in person or on the phone.
    You could really only say "Call me back" on the telephone because it suggests that you are already speaking on the telephone with that person and for some reason you want them to telephone you again to speak more about a subject.

    2 friends are on the phone:

    - So what shall we do this evening?
    - I don't know. Shall I see what's on at the cinema?
    - Yes. Do that and call me back.

    2 friends meet in the street:

    - So what shall we do this evening?
    - I don't know. Shall I find out what's on at the cinema?
    - Yes. Do that and call me later.

    We also use "call me back" if one person wants to save money on their mobile (cellphone) bill. They sometimes telephone a friend but only stay on the line for a couple of seconds, just long enough to say "It's me. Call me back". It's probably cheaper for the second person to make calls so they have an agreement that they will do that.

    In a business environment, if you were taking a message you would be much more likely to use "back" than "later".

    - Good morning. Is Mr Smith there?
    - No, I'm sorry, he's out of the office this morning.
    - I need to speak to him as soon as possible.
    - OK, give me your number and I'll make sure he calls you back.

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    Thank you Sir.

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