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    #1

    ... the person who you are phoning pays the cost of the call and not you.

    call collect
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    If you call collect when you make a telephone call, the person who you are phoning pays the cost of the call and not you.

    [US] Should you lose your ticket, call collect on STA's helpline.

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    1. Can I use a comma instead of the blue "and"?
    That is to say:

    If you call collect when you make a telephone call, the person who you are phoning pays the cost of the call, not you.

    (If this is incorrect, could you tell me the reason(s)?)

    2. Can I take to the original explanation to mean:

    If you call collect when you make a telephone call, the person who you are phoning pays the cost of the call and not you (to pay the cost of the call).
    Last edited by kadioguy; 16-Jul-2019 at 08:31.
    I am not a teacher. If there is anything ungrammatical in my post, please correct it. I am grateful for your help.

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    #2

    Re: ... the person who you are phoning pays the cost of the call and not you.

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post

    1. Can I use a comma instead of the blue "and"?


    Yes. That would be better than the original.

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    2. Can I take to the original explanation to mean:
    If you call collect when you make a telephone call, the person who you are phoning pays the cost of the call and not you (to pay the cost of the call).
    That's right.

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