Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Phone Calls

  1. #1
    rajan is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    296

    Phone Calls

    Please see the following paragraph and help me in finding out the grammatical errors or improving it further. Also, are the following lines natural, If I speak these lines to somebody?

    I attend all the phone calls that come for my boss or on behalf of my boss. I take the message of the caller and if somebody wants to speak to him, I transfer the call to my boss. Before getting connected to him, I brief my boss who is on the line and the purpose of his / her call. After listening to me, if he ask me to transfer the call, I get him connected with the caller. Many times my boss ask me to dial the number for him. After taking that person on the line whom my boss asked me to connect, I transfer the call to him. I some times arrange conference call also for him. During the conference call, I have to be on the line also to take the minutes.

  2. #2
    Charlie Bernstein's Avatar
    Charlie Bernstein is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    8,914

    Re: Phone Calls

    Quote Originally Posted by rajan View Post
    Please look at the following paragraph, and help me in finding out the grammatical errors and improving it further. Also, are the following lines natural, if I speak them to somebody?

    I attend all the phone calls that come for my boss or on behalf of my boss. I take the message of the caller, and if somebody wants to speak to my boss, I transfer the call to him. Before connecting them, I tell my boss who is on the line and the purpose of the call. After listening to me, if he asks me to transfer the call, I connect him with the caller. Often, my boss asks me to dial a number for him. After getting the person on the line whom my boss asked me to reach, I transfer the call to him. I sometimes also arrange conference calls also for him. During the conference calls, I also have to be on the line also to take the minutes.
    Say minutes if it's a formal committee or board meeting. They require a written record. If it's not, say notes.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

  3. #3
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    59,989

    Re: Phone Calls

    We don't "attend phone calls". You can answer all your boss's phone calls. You can deal with them. You can, at a push, attend to them.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •