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    Question Sorry to keep you on hold.

    hi. Can someone help me
    What "sorry to keep you on hold" is meaning? I tried looking up the dictionary, but i haven't understood.

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    Re: Sorry to keep you on hold.

    It means "Sorry that you've been waiting me"

    I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: Sorry to keep you on hold.

    Quote Originally Posted by englishlearner77 View Post
    It means "Sorry that you've been waiting me"

    I'm not a teacher.
    Thanks for helping me!

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    Re: Sorry to keep you on hold.

    Welcome to the forums, nextbill.

    Quote Originally Posted by nextbill View Post
    Can someone help me?

    What does "Sorry to keep you on hold" is meaning mean?
    When your phone call is answered by a machine but no one can speak to you immediately, they put you 'on hold' usually playing music for you to listen to while you wait. Later another recorded voice may say 'Sorry to keep you on hold, but all our agents are busy with other customers and your call will be answered as soon as possible'.

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    #5

    Re: Sorry to keep you on hold.

    I'm not a teacher (but I think this is correct), but it will better to see how teachers answer you.
    Not at all

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    Re: Sorry to keep you on hold.

    Quote Originally Posted by englishlearner77 View Post
    It means "Sorry that you've been waiting for me".

    I'm not a teacher.
    englishlearner, please wait longer than 19 minutes before attempting to answer a question in order to give a teacher a chance to reply first. Your reply was helpful but I've had to correct your English.

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    Re: Sorry to keep you on hold.

    Quote Originally Posted by nextbill View Post
    Thanks for helping me!
    Your appreciation is welcome, nextbill, but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you or to quote our replies back to us. Simply click the Like button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.



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    #8

    Re: Sorry to keep you on hold.

    OK. I'll foresee it another time.
    Can you tell me if the word "foresee" can be used in this context?

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    Re: Sorry to keep you on hold.

    No.

    Change 'foresee it' to 'wait'.

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