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    #1

    do business "with/in" the telephone

    Hello
    I would like to know what I can use for this sentense.
    ...do business in the telephone or
    ...do business with the telephone or others

    Thank you for tour help

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    Re: do business "with/in" the telephone

    Welcome to the forum, mysong.

    I do business over the phone. Others may use a different preposition.

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    Re: do business "with/in" the telephone

    You'll also hear 'on the phone' (definitely not with or in).

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    Re: do business "with/in" the telephone

    Or "by phone".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Wink Re: do business "with/in" the telephone

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You'll also hear 'on the phone' (definitely not with or in).
    I had thought it meant "They sell the telephones." until I saw your comments. I have just realized that it means they sell something on the telephone.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Oct-2016 at 10:56. Reason: Deleting'Haha ����������'

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    #6

    Re: do business "with/in" the telephone

    That's just about possible in the right context:

    A; Our best offer has to be X for the telephones and Y for the computers.
    B: Well we can do business on the telephones, but we can't come down to Y for the computers, I'm afraid.


    If we were talking about a diamond-studded telephone, we could say:

    We can do business on the telephone.

    These are unlikely scenarios, but they do stress the importance of giving context for sentences you are asking about.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 17-Oct-2016 at 12:41. Reason: Fixed typo

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