May I know which John am I speaking with because I have more than one friend...

jackson6612

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Hi,

Suppose that Michael receives a text from an unknown number. Could you please correct the conversation below to make it sound more natural? Thank you.

John: Hey, how are doing, Michael? It's John here.
Michael: Doing good! Thanks for asking. May I know which John am I speaking with because I have more than one friend called John?
 

Rover_KE

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Michael: Doing good! Thanks for asking. [STRIKE]May I know[/STRIKE] Which John [STRIKE]am I speaking with[/STRIKE] are you, because I have more than one friend called John?
If it's a text you're not speaking with/to him.
 

emsr2d2

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Generally, we don't write texts that formally. I'd reply with "Who's this? I know more than one John!"
 
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