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Please let us know if any error on below.
I tried to call you but your number was not reachable at that time.
Please give your threads more relevant titles. Everyone could call their thread "Is it correct?" and that doesn't help us to differentiate between them. A good title for yours would have been "I tried to call you".
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
Last edited by Rover_KE; 08-Feb-2014 at 22:05.
Not a teacher
There isn't anything "incorrect" about the phrase, but it was a bit strange. I'd say
I tried to reach you, but your number was busy.
I tried to reach you by phone, but your number was busy.
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I'd also be more specific about what the problem was with the phone number. Not to be pedantic, but I would also put a comma before the conjunction if the second clause were a complete clause (i.e. containing a subject and a verb).
I might also say,
I tried to call you, but the line was busy.
I tried to call you, but the line was out.
I tried to call you, but the number didn't work.
I tried to call you, but the number/line didn't connect.
Hope this helps!
Last edited by Rover_KE; 08-Feb-2014 at 22:01. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher' and deleting confusing content.
Brad D, please read this extract from the forum's Posting Guidelines:
You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post.