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    #1

    Have been trying

    Have been trying to reach you for the last one hour.

    Somebody sent me an email like above. Can I reply as below:

    Sorry, I was discussing something with Ram and was away from my phone so could not answer. Is there any other better way to write?

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    #2

    Re: Have been trying

    Sorry, I was discussing something with Ram and was away from my phone so could not answer your call.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Have been trying

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Sorry, I was discussing something with Ram and was away from my phone so could not answer your call.
    Is " was away from my phone" not correct or redundant here?

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    #4

    Re: Have been trying

    It's optional. Like Ted, I'd omit it.

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    #5

    Re: Have been trying

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Have been trying to reach you for the last one hour.

    Somebody sent me an email like above. Can I reply as below:

    Sorry, I was discussing something with Ram and was away from my phone so could not answer. Is there any other better way to write?
    Your response is fine. It matches the style of the note to which it's responding.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: Have been trying

    Most native speakers would not include 'one' in the original email.

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