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    Calll into someone

    Hello,
    Could someone tell me the meaning of this expression: I have to call into him with something personal we shared together.

    I came across a post where it says that the meaning of "To have a call into someone" means that you have called someone and have not heard from them yet.

    Could you please clear up the meaning of call into someone in both the context.

    Thanks,

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    Re: Calll into someone

    I have no idea what it means. "To call into someone" means nothing in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Calll into someone

    The question on the other forum is about "John has a call in to someone".
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    Re: Calll into someone

    I am extremely sorry,This is the third time I have made the same mistake.

    I apologize,but I still can't wrap my head around this phrase.Whether it is into or in to someone,I still do not get it.

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    #6

    Re: Calll into someone

    Quote Originally Posted by gurpreetgill4u View Post
    I am extremely sorry. (space required here)This is the third time I have made the same mistake.

    I apologize, (space required here) but I still can't wrap my head around this phrase. (space require here) Whether it is "into" or "in to" someone, (space required here)I still do not get it.
    In BrE, I might say:

    My internet was down so I put a call in to my ISP to find out what the problem was.

    It basically means "I made a phone call to ...". However, sometimes when you report a problem, you are given a "call reference". When you phone back for a progress report, you might be asked "Do you already have a call in with us?" Your reply would be "Yes. I rang last week and I was given the following call reference ...".

    Note my corrections above, marked in red. You must remember to put a space after every comma and every full stop.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Calll into someone

    The verbal phrase giving you trouble is "to put a call in". This may be followed by the preposition "to". For example:
    • A: I'm having trouble with my software. I have to put in a support call."
    • B: Who are you calling?
    • A: I'll put a call in to our support desk.
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