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    Call to/Call

    Dear teachers,
    In the following sentence, is "called to" correct? Or we should just say "called"?
    "Volunteer work," I answered. The woman looked at me strangely and then she called to a man behind the counter.
    In the dictionary I couldn't find an example with "call to".

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    Re: Call to/Call

    Both are acceptable, but I would use "called to" to be absolutely certain that the reader understood that she used her voice to call out to a person behind the counter.

    Otherwise, in today's uber-wired technological world (my new term - don't bother looking it up) some people may take it to mean that she turned around, took out her cell phone and "called" a man behind the counter.


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