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    Past or present tense?

    Let's say in early morning, in my office, there was a call from a guy asking to meet my friend, but my friend wasn't in . Some hours later my friend came to the office and I talk to him:

    1/ "You have a call from ...."
    2/ "You had a call from ..."

    Which one should I use?

    What would native English speakers say to break the news in this situation?
    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Past or present tense?

    Hi hanky

    2. You had a call from ... early this morning.
    3. ... called you early this morning.
    4. There was a call for you from ... early this morning.
    5. You got call from ... early this morning.

    Let's say, early in the morning there's a call from a guy asking to meet my colleague, but my colleague isn't in. Some hours later, my colleague shows up and I tell him:

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