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    My friend is busy eating when I called her: I say: I'll let you eat now. Please ca

    My friend is busy eating when I called her:

    I say: I'll let you eat now. Please call me back later.

    IS this appropriate?

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    Re: My friend is busy eating when I called her: I say: I'll let you eat now. Pleas

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    My friend is was busy eating when I called her (or "My friend is busy when I call her").

    I say: I'll let you eat now. Please call me back later.

    IS Is this appropriate?
    That's fine. See my amendments in red.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: My friend is busy eating when I called her: I say: I'll let you eat now. Pleas

    Since your friend is already eating, I would say "I'll let you finish eating".

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    Re: My friend is busy eating when I called her: I say: I'll let you eat now. Pleas

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    My friend was busy eating when I called her.

    I said,"I'll let you eat now. Please call me back later."

    IS this appropriate?
    Yes.

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