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    I called in the Service Desk ealier today to report my computer problem

    Hi Teachers,

    Can you tell me the difference in meaning between the words called and called in used below.

    1. I called in the Service Desk ealier today to report my computer problem.
    2. I called the Service Desk ealier today to report my computer problem.

    Many thanks.

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    Re: I called in the Service Desk ealier today to report my computer problem

    We wouldn't say 'I called in the service desk. . .'

    Say 'I called in at the service desk. . .' meaning you went to the building and spoke in person to a customer services agent

    or

    'I called the service desk. . .' meaning that you spoke to an agent on the phone.

    Rover

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    Re: I called in the Service Desk ealier today to report my computer problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Hi Teachers,

    Can you tell me the difference in meaning between the words called and called in used below.

    1. I called in the Service Desk ealier today to report my computer problem.
    2. I called the Service Desk ealier today to report my computer problem.

    Many thanks.
    "Called in" can be used in a few ways - neither of which is suitable for your sentence.

    1. "The police called in Emergency Services." That is, the police asked for help from Emergency Services.
    2. "The reporter called in the story to the editor." The reporter called the editor to submit her story.

    You could possibly say, "I called in the computer problem to the Service Desk," as an example of 2.

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