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    a morning call?

    Is it correct to say "a morning call" instead of "a wake-up call"? Many thanks to you.

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    Re: a morning call?

    If you are speaking with someone at a hotel's reception desk, then you would be understood.
    But in other contexts, you may not. Sometimes, sales people have early morning calls they make on clients to maximize the time they can spend with each.

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    Re: a morning call?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    If you are speaking with someone at a hotel's reception desk, then you would be understood.
    But in other contexts, you may not. Sometimes, sales people have early morning calls they make on clients to maximize the time they can spend with each.
    Thank you very much, JohnParis,

    But I'd like to ask one more question. Do native speakers of English call the reception desk and say "I need a morning call for six o'clock tomorrow morning?" Thank you again.

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    Re: a morning call?

    Quote Originally Posted by maoyueh View Post
    Thank you very much, JohnParis,

    But I'd like to ask one more question. Do native speakers of English call the reception desk and say "I need a morning call for six o'clock tomorrow morning?" Thank you again.
    No. They ask for a wake-up call in AmE. In BrE, I believe, they ask for an alarm call.

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    Re: a morning call?

    Americans would say "I'd like a wake-up call."

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    Re: a morning call?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    No. They ask for a wake-up call in AmE. In BrE, I believe, they ask for an alarm call.
    You're right about BrE - "Can I book an alarm call for 6am please?"

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