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    call for help

    Hi,

    In an American movie, Darren and his girlfriend were driving back home on a road, and they hit a man. Darren yelled to his girlfriend,"Call for help".

    Do native speakers say, "Call 911", "Call ambulance" or "Call police" in such a case?


    Thank you!

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    Re: call for help

    Call an ambulance or call 911.

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    #3

    Re: call for help

    In the UK we call 999.

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    #4

    Re: call for help

    In Aus, we call 000, which made no sense back in the days when we had dialling phones. (Maybe it to stop frivolous calls?) Now pushing a 0 is just as easier as pushing a 9.

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    #5

    Re: call for help

    I might say "Call for help" if I meant "Please shout out to passing strangers and see if they can come and help us". Otherwise, I'd say "Call an ambulance" and "Call the police".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: call for help

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    In the UK we call 999.
    112 also works as it is EU-wide. I think 911 works too.

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    #7

    Re: call for help

    In the US, if you call 911 for a car accident with injuries, both police and ambulance respond.

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    #8

    Re: call for help

    Same here. I should have said that I would shout "Call an ambulance" or "Call the police". If the injuries were more relevant than the crash, I'd call the emergency operator and ask for an ambulance. If the crash was more relevant, I'd ask for the police.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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