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    remaking of six sentences 17

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to verify the remaking of the following six sentences, using different collocations with the verb “call” instead of the italicized words and phrases?

    1.1. I have come to tell you that our exam will be postponed till after tomorrow.
    1.2. I have called to tell you that our exam will be postponed till after tomorrow.

    2.1. When did they mobilize you?
    2.2. When did they call you up?

    3.1. One of the best pupils was told to recite the poem to the rest of the class.
    3.2. One of the best pupils was called out to recite the poem to the rest of the class.

    4.1. Summon the doctor at once! The case is urgent.
    4.2. Call in the doctor at once! The case is urgent.

    5.1. He appealed to us to help the pupils that lagged behind.
    5.2. He called on us to help the pupils that lagged behind.

    6.1. Tell them to return.
    6.2. Call them back.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    V.
    Last edited by vil; 21-Jul-2008 at 14:53.

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    Re: remaking of six sentences 17

    1.1. I have come (here to this location) to tell you ...
    1.2. I have called (you on the phone) to tell you ...

    2.1. When did they mobilize you?
    <Note, it's a military term that's also used in business; see mobilize - Definitions from Dictionary.com>
    2.2. When did they call you up? &
    <debatable; not common in business, but could be used, and in the military it generally means to call up for active duty, not to mobilize a group, but it could be used--context permitting>
    3.1. One of the best pupils was told to recite ...
    3.2. One of the best pupils was called out ... <good English, but expresses a negative sense here>
    <called up>
    4.1. Summon the doctor at once! The case is urgent.
    4.2. Call in the doctor at once! The case is urgent. &
    <marginal; try, perhaps, get the doctor here at once!>
    5.1. He appealed to us ...
    5.2. He called on us ... <but debatable>
    He applealed to our sense of moral obligation, and therefore we agreed to help. ~ He called on us to help.

    He appealed to us ~ He asked us to help, and after having discussed it/thought about it, we decided to help.

    He called on us ~ He believes in us and so we did what he asked because we believe in him.
    6.1. Tell them to return.
    6.2. Call them back.

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    Correction
    • Would you be kind enough to verify ...
    • instead of the italicized words and phrases
    You didn't use italics. You used bold. You embolded, not italicized.

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    Re: remaking of six sentences 17

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    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers, Why you asked the question to the teachers only? Don't you like to give me a chance to say something?

    Would you be kind enough to verify the remaking of the following six sentences, using different collocations with the verb “call” instead of the italicized words and phrases?

    1.1. I have come to tell you that our exam will be postponed till after tomorrow.
    1.2. I have called in to tell you that our exam will be postponed till after tomorrow. (here at this location)
    also
    I have called by to tell you.. (I was on my way somewhere and dropped by just to tell you..)

    4.1. Summon the doctor at once! The case is urgent.
    4.2. Call in the doctor at once! The case is urgent. I wouldn't use call in this way. I would say Call the doctor at once! (without phrasal preposition in)


    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards

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    Re: remaking of six sentences 17

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    A learner.

    I have called by to tell you.. (I was on my way somewhere and dropped by just to tell you..)
    Called by sounds somewhat foreign to my North American ears, but I think I may have heard it used by speakers in the southern parts of the USA. <verification needed from a USA speaker>

    In the context above, I'd use stopped by to, dropped by to.

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    Re: remaking of six sentences 17

    Hi Soup,

    Thank you for your helpful reply as well for your relevant explanation, correction and recommendation.

    There are a few brief arguments for some my wordings in my original post above:

    call in = pay a brief visit
    Synonyms: visit, call
    call-in: Definition and Much More from Answers.com

    call up = summon to military service, as in “He was called up for active duty.”
    call-up: Definition and Much More from Answers.com

    call in = summon for help or consultation
    call-in: Definition and Much More from Answers.com

    call in or call on = have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to
    call on: Information and Much More from Answers.com

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    Re: remaking of six sentences 17

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi Soup,

    Thank you for your helpful reply as well for your relevant explanation, correction and recommendation.

    There are a few brief arguments for some my wordings in my original post above:

    call in = pay a brief visit
    Synonyms: visit, call
    call-in: Definition and Much More from Answers.com

    call up = summon to military service, as in “He was called up for active duty.”
    call-up: Definition and Much More from Answers.com

    call in = summon for help or consultation
    call-in: Definition and Much More from Answers.com

    call in or call on = have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to
    call on: Information and Much More from Answers.com

    Regards

    V.
    You're welcome.

    Was there a question you had?
    (Note, I agree with what you have posted directly above.)

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    Re: remaking of six sentences 17

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Called by sounds somewhat foreign to my North American ears, but I think I may have heard it used by speakers in the southern parts of the USA. <verification needed from a USA speaker>

    In the context above, I'd use stopped by to, dropped by to. That's all right but Vil was playing with the word call and some phrasal prepositions
    Hey Vil
    You pressed the button far too early this time. Why don't you wait for the confirmation from a man from Texas.

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    Re: remaking of six sentences 17

    Why, the three days after, no any cove confirmed the phrasal verb call by is ok?

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