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1. I called an ambulance.
2. I called for an ambulance.
3. I phoned an ambulance.
4. I phoned for an ambulance.
Which of the sentences are correct?
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by kohyoongliat; 07-Jun-2007 at 17:20.
I'm sure there's a subtle difference between the sentences that I have no idea of, I'm afraid.
I called/phoned an ambulance - not necessarily for them to come, maybe just to get a piece of advice...
I called/phoned for an ambulance - you wanted them to come...
Does that help?
'I phoned an ambulance' is extremely unlikely. It might mean, for example, that the speaker knew the mobile phone number of someone who was a member of an ambulance's crew.