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    called/phoned (for) an ambulance

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    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.
    They're all correct.

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    Re: call/phoned (for) an ambulance

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    They're all correct.
    Do the sentences have the same meaning? If not, could please let me know the difference in meaning between the sentences?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: call/phoned (for) an ambulance

    I'm sure there's a subtle difference between the sentences that I have no idea of, I'm afraid.

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    Re: call/phoned (for) an ambulance

    Thanks, anyway.


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    Re: call/phoned (for) an ambulance

    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?

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    Re: call/phoned (for) an ambulance

    '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.

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    Re: call/phoned (for) an ambulance

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    '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.

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    But it isn't incorrect. But I do agree it is is unlikely.

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