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    Smile Come online or Call back ?

    Hi all,

    I'm a new comer, I have a stupid question, please kindly let me know which one is most useful?

    Now, we are using Walkie-talkie for communication in the construction project,
    some people call me and said "Mr. Kenvil Come online", but some people call me and said "Mr. Kenvil Call back" .
    So, Call back or Come online, which one is most useful in the General English ?

    Thank you so much ,

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    Re: Come online or Call back ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenvil Tran View Post
    Hi all,

    I'm a newcomer. I have a stupid question. Please kindly let me know which one is most useful natural/common. ?

    Now, We are using walkie-talkies for communication in the a construction project. Some people call me and said say "Mr. Kenvil. Come online", but some people call me and said say "Mr. Kenvil. Call back."

    So, Is "Call back" or "Come online" which one is most useful common/natural in the General English?

    Thank you so much.
    Welcome to the forum.

    I find "come online" unnatural when using a walkie-talkie. It usually refers to logging in to the internet. I don't find "Call back" particularly natural either because it makes me think of telephone calls, not walkie-talkies.
    Are the people who call you on the walkie-talkie native English speakers?

    Note my corrections above.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 02-Aug-2017 at 08:37.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Come online or Call back ?

    I would use Kenvil, are you there?

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    Re: Come online or Call back ?

    Hi emsr2d2,

    Firstly, thank you so much for your help me to correct many mistakes in writing English.

    Secondly, you mentioned "Are the people who call you on the walkie-talkie native English speakers?" here, we come from many countries such as Philippine, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam. Some people say "Come online", some people say "call back",
    Other than these sentences above, is there common sentence in English for communication by walkie-talkies?




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    Re: Come online or Call back ?

    Are you talking about CB radio? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_band_radio

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    Re: Come online or Call back ?

    Alexezell, please read the forum rules and posting guidelines - especially this:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your post. Please note, all posts are moderated by our in-house language experts, so make sure your suggestions, help, and advice provide the kind of information an international language teacher would offer. If not, and your posts do not contribute to the topic in a positive way, they will be subject to deletion.

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    Re: Come online or Call back ?

    It was a spammer. I have banned them.

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