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    Give me a missed call

    Hello,

    Suppose that you and I want to do a secrete thing. We are friends.

    I tell you:
    1. "Be here when I missed call you." (I mean with my cell phone)
    2. "Be here when I give you a missed call" (I mean with my cell phone)

    Would you please help me on that? Would you please be nice enough to tell me how to say that?
    Are my self made sentences correct to be used?

    Source: self made general question
    Thank you

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    Re: Give me a missed call

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Hello,

    Suppose that you and I want to do a secrete thing. We are friends.

    I tell you:
    1. "Be here when I missed call you." (I mean with my cell phone)
    2. "Be here when I give you a missed call" (I mean with my cell phone)

    Would you please help me on that? Would you please be nice enough to tell me how to say that?
    Are my self made sentences correct to be used?

    Source: self made general question
    Thank you


    I think, then, you would say the following: "When I have called you, at the second or third ring, then you come here and wait. Donīt answer the phone, just let it ring (when you see it was me that called)."

    Or "Be here when I call you, but donīt asnwer when you see itīs me, just be/come here."

    Something like that. Letīs wait a mored advanced learner or native/teacher clear up our doubt.
    The "two or three rings" would be a signal, this way one wouldnīt think the people put the call by sheer accident.

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    #3

    Re: Give me a missed call

    Neither the original post nor the conclusion drawn in post #2 makes any sense to me.

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    Re: Give me a missed call

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Neither the original post nor the conclusion drawn in post #2 makes any sense to me.
    Ok thank you.
    I want to give my thread an end by my this final question.
    Would you please be kind enough to tell me which one is the most used one among you native English speakers?
    I want to tell a sentence to mean cutting off your phone so that the other person cannot answer.

    1. Mom, please missed call me when you arrive home.
    2. Mom, please give me a buzz when you arrive home.
    3. Mom, please buzz me when you arrive home.
    4. Mom, please ding me when you arrive home.
    5. Mom, please drop call me when you arrive home.
    6. Mom, please give me two rings when you arrive home.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Give me a missed call

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    I want to tell a sentence to mean cutting off your phone so that the other person cannot answer..
    How can one 'cut off' one's phone so that somebody can't answer?

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    Re: Give me a missed call

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    How can one 'cut off' one's phone so that somebody can't answer?
    I mean dialing the number, let it ring a couple of times, and then hang up.

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    Re: Give me a missed call

    My stab at it:


    1. Mom, when you have arrived home, call/ring me, at the second ring you hung up and I will call you back.



    5jj, this could be in the event of her mother, for example, not having credits on her pre-paid cell phone. Or not having a cell phone, but some of her children having and she donīt want to bother him, etc.



    I am not a teacher or English speaker, but I think it makes sense now. Letīs wait further comments.
    Ah, one workaround to that would be sent her a text message, an SMS message. Yet, I am assuming she is tech-savvy etc.
    And there are people that canīt read, then asking them to put a call would be the right/sensible thing to do.
    Last edited by ppaulo_2; 29-Oct-2013 at 18:31.

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    Re: Give me a missed call

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Ok thank you.
    I want to give my thread an end by my this final question.
    Would you please be kind enough to tell me which one is the most used one among you native English speakers?
    I want to tell a sentence to mean cutting off your phone so that the other person cannot answer.

    1. Mom, please missed call me when you arrive home.
    2. Mom, please give me a buzz when you arrive home.
    3. Mom, please buzz me when you arrive home.
    4. Mom, please ding me when you arrive home.
    5. Mom, please drop call me when you arrive home.
    6. Mom, please give me two rings when you arrive home.

    Thank you.
    If you want your mother to let you know that she has arrived home okay and you do not want to answer the phone, number 6 is natural in AmE.

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    #9

    Re: Give me a missed call

    ''Mom, please give me two-ring call when you arrive home." to me would be more like it.


    They use a lot here to report unwanted calls.

    980-265-5550 / 9802655550
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 29-Oct-2013 at 19:38. Reason: Removed odd link

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    Re: Give me a missed call

    Quote Originally Posted by ppaulo_2 View Post
    ''Mom, please give me two-ring call when you arrive home." to me would be more like it.


    They use a lot here to report unwanted calls.

    980-265-5550 / 9802655550
    ppaulo_2 - it is important that you start your post with a statement that you are not a teacher when you try to answer other people's questions. Your suggested sentence is not natural and the punctuation is wrong.

    I have no idea what the relevance was of the link you posted or what unwanted calls have to do with anything. This post is about calls people have requested.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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