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What is the difference between "call me" and "call to me"?
 

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The first means place a telephone call. The second means speak loudly.
 

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What are the contexts?
 

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Okay "call me" refers to calling someone by phone and "call to me" refers to shout or speak somebody's name in order to attract their attention. But I think we use "call" in a different situation also like:-

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"Tom your friend is standing at the gate and calling you go to him". is it correct?

"I am going inside if you see someone call to me ASAP".
 

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Okay "call me" refers to calling someone by phone and "call to me" refers to shout or speak somebody's name in order to attract their attention. But I think we use "call" in a different situation also like:-

Please check.

1. "Tom, your friend, is standing at the gate and calling you [strike]go[/strike] to him". is it correct?

2. "I am going inside. If you see someone, call to me ASAP".

Note my corrections to the punctuation above. I have numbered your sentences so it's easier to refer to them.

In 1, Tom could be "calling you to him" or "calling you to tell you to go to him".
In 2, "call to me" is unnatural. I probably wouldn't even use "call" in that context. "If you see someone, give me a shout!"
 

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Note my corrections to the punctuation above. I have numbered your sentences so it's easier to refer to them.

In 1, Tom could be "calling you to him" or "calling you to tell you to go to him".
In 2, "call to me" is unnatural. I probably wouldn't even use "call" in that context. "If you see someone, give me a shout!"

But "call to me" means to shout loudley to get the attention of the desired person, right?
 
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