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    #1

    call in vs call out

    Call in : I believe we use call in to say that we asked somebody to help us out.
    Ex:I called in my boyfriend to take a look at the door.

    Call out:I believe we use call out to say that we need somebody's help.
    Ex: I called out a plumber to take a look at the leaky pipe.

    What is the difference?



    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: call in vs call out

    I see little difference between them. I have both called in a plumber/electrician to do work for me and I have called out a friend to visit my house to help me with something. I don't think we use "call in" or "call out" exclusively for one situation or another.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: call in vs call out

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

    Thanks for asking this question.

    I had always thought that everyone would say something like: "I don't want to cook tonight. Let's call out for pizza."

    By doing some googling, I discovered that (as usual) I was wrong. Many people also like "Let's call in for pizza."

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    Re: call in vs call out

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    I had always thought that everyone would say something like: "I don't want to cook tonight. Let's call out for pizza."

    By doing some googling, I discovered that (as usual) I was wrong. Many people also like "Let's call in for pizza."
    I would have thought that if you called out for a pizza, you telephoned a pizza delivery service; if you called in for a pizza, you went into a pizzeria.

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    #5

    Re: call in vs call out

    Why would you "call in" if you went to a pizzeria?

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    #6

    Re: call in vs call out

    We call in or drop in​ at a place in BrE if we go there for a short time.

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    #7

    Re: call in vs call out

    In BE, we say 'On our way home from the pub we called in Antonio's for a pizza to take home'.

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    #8

    Re: call in vs call out

    Another BrE/AmE difference.

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    #9

    Re: call in vs call out

    I generally stop off somewhere on my way home, whether it's to pick up a pizza or something else. Mind you, I don't use call out/call in for food takeaway/delivery services.

    Shall we get a pizza tonight?
    Sounds great.
    Takeaway or delivery?
    Delivery! I'm not driving all the way over there to pick it up when they can bring it to me.
    OK. I'll phone them now.

    (In reality, I order that kind of food online these days.)
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