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    who's it on the phone

    Hi,

    *self-made*

    - 'Who is it?' -----> (when I am on the phone)
    - 'Who is it on the phone?'
    - 'Who is it at the door?

    I'd like to ask if they sound OK to you? Should I use 'that' instead? In my opinion, the first one is OK but cannot make sure of the rest.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: who's it on the phone

    They are all OK.
    "Invading armies have no rights." Noam Chomsky

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    #3

    Re: who's it on the phone

    Note that the contraction in your title isn't natural in that specific question. We would ask "Who is it [on the phone]?" not "Who's it?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: who's it on the phone

    In AmE we would probably omit the "it" in the last two sentences. Thus we would say: "Who's on the phone?" (More likely: "Who are you talking to?") And: "Who's at the door?"

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    #5

    Re: who's it on the phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    In AmE we would probably omit the "it" in the last two sentences.
    You could happily do that in BrE.

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