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    I have to go now/ I am back online

    Hello.

    What can be used instead of ''have to go'' and '' ''I am back online'' when chatting with friends on Facebook?

    1.I have to go now.
    2.I will message you, when I am back online.

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    #2

    Re: I have to go now/ I am back online

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    Hello.

    What can be used instead of ''have to go'' and '' ''I am back online'' when chatting with friends on Facebook?

    1. I have to go now.
    2. I will message you(no comma here) when I am back online.
    Colloquially, you'll see "Gotta go!" for 1. There are plenty of other options. For example, "I need to leave", "I need to go", "Time's up", "Sorry, I've got to log off now".
    There's not really an alternative to "when I am back online". The best I can do is "when I log back on".

    Why do you need alternatives to perfectly acceptable, natural sentences?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I have to go now/ I am back online

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Colloquially, you'll see "Gotta go!" for 1. There are plenty of other options. For example, "I need to leave", "I need to go", "Time's up", "Sorry, I've got to log off now".
    There's not really an alternative to "when I am back online". The best I can do is "when I log back on".

    Why do you need alternatives to perfectly acceptable, natural sentences?
    When I say ''I have to go'' or ''I am back online'', I am not really logging out or logging in. So I thought maybe you use other common phrases too.

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    Re: I have to go now/ I am back online

    Got to go!
    TTYL - Talk to you later

    I'm back!

    Are you sure you're not talking about Messenger?
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    Re: I have to go now/ I am back online

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    Are you sure you're not talking about Messenger?
    I would say that can be referred to as "chatting on Facebook".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I have to go now/ I am back online

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Got to go!
    TTYL - Talk to you later

    I'm back!

    Are you sure you're not talking about Messenger?
    Yes, I was talking about Messenger.

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    #7

    Re: I have to go now/ I am back online

    I have Messenger. You can use the voice feature to practice your pronunciation. In fact, I recently used it to send somebody a cute couplet.
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    Re: I have to go now/ I am back online

    And there are also lots of groups for teachers and learners. Facebook makes learning fun .

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    Re: I have to go now/ I am back online

    One of the interesting things about Facebook is you can make friends with people you will probably never meet. In fact, one of my Filipina FB friends recently sent me some pics, including pics of three of her rabbits. I sent her a voice message of this poem:

    Rabbits at work. Rabbits at play.
    Rabbits at night. Rabbits all day.
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