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    I will be in the garden.
    You could see me through the window.
    Call me when you finish.

    My questions, please;

    1) is" through " above correct?

    2) if I don't mean call on the phone, but shout, what do I say?

    a) give me a shout
    b) call for me over the window?

    Thank you

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    Re: Call

    ***I'm not a teacher***

    He/she could come outside to the garden and pat the speaker's back as an example of calling him. 'Call' in this context just means get attention or notify.

    1. Yes, through is correct. Judging from the context, you would be inside the house and the speaker will be in the garden. You can see through the window because the window is made out of glass and is transparent so light could go through the window, allowing you to see through it.

    2. You can't call someone over the window unless it's open. Giving a shout is fine as well as long as it brings the speaker to your attention.

    You're Welcome.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 10-Mar-2015 at 16:06. Reason: Moved "Not a teacher" to the top

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    Re: Call

    Your first statement is incorrect, Technist Warp.

    Please wait for teachers or native speakers to respond before jumping in with your own attempts.

    Irina, #1 'through the window' is correct. #2a is correct.

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