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    She was talking the business phone call?

    Can it be said "She was talking the business phone call?"?

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    Re: She was talking the business phone call?

    You can say "she was taking the phone call", not " she was talking the phone call".

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    Re: She was talking the business phone call?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Can it be said I say/use "She was talking taking the business phone call (no question mark here)"?
    Note my corrections above. You correctly put a question mark right at the end of your question but there was no need for one at the end of your suggested sentence because it was not a question "She was taking a business call" is not a question. Note that it's "taking" not "talking" in this case and that I have suggested "a business call" - there's no need to specify that it's a phone call, in my opinion.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: She was talking the business phone call?

    No.

    I mean she has a phone call and talking with other by phone now.
    Not the phone ring, then she was taking a phone call.
    This is not exactly what I want.

    Am I wrong? Please correct me, all of teacher.

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    Re: She was talking the business phone call?

    You don't "talk" a call. You take a call. Or you talk on the phone.

    "She was taking a business call" is correct.

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    Re: She was talking the business phone call?

    Is it OK to say 'She is talking about business on the phone'?

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    Re: She was talking the business phone call?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Is it OK to say 'She is talking about business on the phone'?

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    Sure.

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    Re: She was talking the business phone call?

    Polyester, I think you are misunderstanding what "taking a call" means. It means that you are speaking on the phone. When the phone rings and you pick it up, you are "answering the phone" or "answering a call". After you answer it, if you continue talking ​to the other person, you are taking a call.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: She was talking the business phone call?

    'Take a call' = 'answer a phone call'.
    'Taking a call' = 'talking on the phone'.
    Am I right or wrong? Not a teacher.

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    Re: She was talking the business phone call?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'Take a call' = 'answer a phone call'.
    'Taking a call' = 'talking on the phone'.
    Am I right or wrong? Not a teacher.
    "Take" means to accept/answer/attend to a call.
    A change of tense does not change the meaning of the word.

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