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    #1

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    Hi everyone,

    My mom calls me and asks "Where are you?" and I'm right outside in front of the apartment building.
    Can I say "I'm down coming up"?
    What are the normal answers in this situation?

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    #2

    Re: down

    "I'm down coming up" is not a natural response.

    "I'm out front"/"I'm outside" are possible replies.

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    #3

    Re: down

    If there are any other possible responses, could you please let me know?
    Especially in American English.

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    #4

    Re: down

    "I'm down here".
    If you want to introduce new elements, such as the fact that you are coming up, there are an infinite number of possible responses.

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    #5

    Re: down

    I'm downstairs.
    I'm out the front.
    I'm downstairs, out the front.
    I'm downstairs. Shall I come up?
    I'm downstairs. I'll come up.
    I'm downstairs. I'll be up in a minute.

    There's a few for you. There are lots more.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: down

    You could use your own words: I'm right outside in front of the apartment building.

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