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    Call to me

    What is the difference between "call me" and "call to me"?

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    Re: Call to me

    The first means place a telephone call. The second means speak loudly.
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    Re: Call to me

    What are the contexts?

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    Re: Call to me

    I'd say that both can refer to speaking loudly. If you call someone, you want them to come to you; we often add a preposition/adverb/particle (there is little agreement on the terminology) such as in/out/across/over/upstairs/downstairs/etc. If you call to someone, you attract their attention and/or convey a message.

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    Re: Call to me

    We now have a poll on the subject:

    https://www.usingenglish.com/poll/1148.html

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    Re: Call to me

    Okay "call me" refers to calling someone by phone and "call to me" refers to shout or speak somebody's name in order to attract their attention. But I think we use "call" in a different situation also like:-

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    "Tom your friend is standing at the gate and calling you go to him". is it correct?

    "I am going inside if you see someone call to me ASAP".

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    Re: Call to me

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Okay "call me" refers to calling someone by phone and "call to me" refers to shout or speak somebody's name in order to attract their attention. But I think we use "call" in a different situation also like:-

    Please check.

    1. "Tom, your friend, is standing at the gate and calling you go to him". is it correct?

    2. "I am going inside. If you see someone, call to me ASAP".
    Note my corrections to the punctuation above. I have numbered your sentences so it's easier to refer to them.

    In 1, Tom could be "calling you to him" or "calling you to tell you to go to him".
    In 2, "call to me" is unnatural. I probably wouldn't even use "call" in that context. "If you see someone, give me a shout!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Call to me

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Note my corrections to the punctuation above. I have numbered your sentences so it's easier to refer to them.

    In 1, Tom could be "calling you to him" or "calling you to tell you to go to him".
    In 2, "call to me" is unnatural. I probably wouldn't even use "call" in that context. "If you see someone, give me a shout!"
    But "call to me" means to shout loudley to get the attention of the desired person, right?

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    Re: Call to me

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    What are the contexts?
    I don't remember the sentence. I heard it in a Movie.

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