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    Drop or drop-off

    When somebody gets disconnected while having a converstion over a phone, does he drops or drops off?

    Should we use drop or the phrasal verb 'drop off'.

    Thanks for your help in advance,

    Best Regards,

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    Re: Drop or drop-off

    I've never come accross drop (off) in the context of telephoning.

    Try

    We were cut off.
    The line / connection is bad.
    The line is dead.

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    Re: Drop or drop-off

    On skype I often hear something like "you dropped the call", "the call dropped" and so on...I also would like to know the correct usage.
    Last edited by anreak; 01-May-2008 at 15:39.

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    Re: Drop or drop-off

    help please?


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    Re: Drop or drop-off

    Skype is new technology, so new terms are developing.

    In the context of a Skype call, I think "you dropped off" or "the called dropped" is normal usage. [I don't have it; I am judging by what I hear at my brothers' homes!]

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