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    #1

    You are speaking to

    Hi guys,

    If somebody calls me and says "Can I speak to Naval(thats me)". So can I say "Yes you are speaking to"?

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    Re: You are speaking to

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Mona: May I speak with Naval?

    Naval: 1. Speaking. 2. This is Naval. 3. You're speaking with him. 4. This is him. 5. This is he. 6. Who is this?

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    #3

    Re: You are speaking to

    TheParser speaks AmE.

    In BrE, 'Can I speak to Naval?' and 'You're speaking to him' are just fine.

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    #4

    Re: You are speaking to

    So, "Yes you are speaking to" is not correct.

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    #5

    Re: You are speaking to

    I normally say "Speaking" or "This is he".

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    #6

    Re: You are speaking to

    I say "That's me".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: You are speaking to

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    So, "Yes you are speaking to" is not correct.
    You're right: it's not correct.

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