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    #1

    it's a wrong number

    Let's pretend that someone calls me, but I don't know who it is. He's saying something like "Oh, what's up, dude, blah blah", but I deduce that this person has mixed someting up. He phoned on the wrong number. How can I say "I'm sorry, but it's a wrong number" in natural English?

    It's quite a vital situation in Russia.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: it's a wrong number

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Let's pretend that someone calls me, but I don't know who it is. He's saying something like "Oh, what's up, dude, blah blah", but I deduce that this person has mixed someting something up. He phoned on called the wrong number. How can I say "I'm sorry, but it's a wrong number" in natural English?

    It's quite a vital situation in Russia.
    I'm sorry, but you called the wrong number. I'm sorry, you have the wrong number. Hey! Pay attention, I'm not who you think I am.

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    #3

    Re: it's a wrong number

    I am not a teacher.

    If I want to know what number he is intending to call, can I say "what number are you calling?"

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    #4

    Re: it's a wrong number

    If I have the slightest suspicion of abuse of the phone system I just hang up. If not I say "You must have the wrong number" and wait for a response.

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