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    Can we say I hung up the call instead of I hung up the phone?

    We normally use "hang up the phone" or "hang up the phone on someone" when we put the telephone receiver back on the cradle while the person on the other end is still talking.

    I was piqued and I hung up the phone.
    I was piqued and I hung up the phone on him.

    Can we say


    1. I was piqued and I hung up the call.
    2. I was piqued and I hung up the phone.
    3. I was piqued and I hung up the call on her.
    4. I was piqued and I hung up the phone call on him.


    Tell me about other natural ways of saying the same thing in your versions of English, American, British, Australian, Canadian.Regards
    Aamir the Global Citizen

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    Re: Can we say I hung up the call instead of I hung up the phone?

    Even when I still had such a phone I would hang up on him/her. Now I just press a virtual button.

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    Re: Can we say I hung up the call instead of I hung up the phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post


    1. I was piqued and I hung up the call. - NO
    2. I was piqued and I hung up the phone. - This sounds weird now that we don't have handsets
    3. I was piqued and I hung up the call on her. - NO
    4. I was piqued and I hung up the phone call on him. - NO


    I was mad and I hung up on her.
    I can't imagine saying "piqued" unless I was going for a slightly humorous affect.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Can we say I hung up the call instead of I hung up the phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Even when I still had such a phone I would hang up on him/her. Now I just press a virtual button.
    Yes, we don't use those phone any more but we do use these phrases, so can we say hang up the call or phone call instead of phone?

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    Re: Can we say I hung up the call instead of I hung up the phone?

    You can say "I hung up". That's all we usually say once it's established that we are talking about a phone call.

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    Re: Can we say I hung up the call instead of I hung up the phone?

    I don't know if anybody says "hang up the call" but there is "hang up" and "hang up the phone" is probably used. But we probably hang up on the PERSON most often.

    I don't know what other people say, but I guess we'll find out.

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    Re: Can we say I hung up the call instead of I hung up the phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    Yes, we don't use those phone any more but we do use these phrases, so can we say hang up the call or phone call instead of phone?
    Did you read my comments above?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Can we say I hung up the call instead of I hung up the phone?

    I usually say 'I ended the call'.

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    Re: Can we say I hung up the call instead of I hung up the phone?

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    Did you read my comments above?
    Yes, I just did. Thanks.

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    Re: Can we say I hung up the call instead of I hung up the phone?

    Okay you people don't say hung up the call, hung up the phone call, but if it is written in this way, will it still be grammatically correct, even if it is unnatural?

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