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    "John speaking" vs "This is John", phone.

    Hello.

    When you reply to somedy asking for you on the phone, Is it better to say:

    "John speaking".

    or instead:

    "This is John".

    or I think I've seen both together "this is John speaking"

    When should I use one and when the the other?

    Regards

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    Re: "John speaking" vs "This is John", phone.

    Both are OK in a business context. When I worked I used to answer the phone with just my full name. But in a personal context it is better to just say "hello".

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    Re: "John speaking" vs "This is John", phone.

    Thank you.

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    Re: "John speaking" vs "This is John", phone.

    I am not a teacher.

    I say 'hello' too, but if the person asks for John I'd then say, 'speaking'.

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