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How do you answer "Can I speak to Paul?" in BrE and AmE

 
 
Reply Sat 26 Jan, 2019 11:14 pm
On the phone, how do you answer the question "Can I speak to Paul?" (if you are Paul) in British and American English?

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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jan, 2019 04:45 am
@paok1970,
I can't speak for Americans, but if someone phones up and asks to speak to me I normally give them one word answer, "Speaking."
engineer
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jan, 2019 06:04 am
@izzythepush,
The works in the US as well. The other answer is "this is he".
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jan, 2019 02:30 pm
@paok1970,
paok1970 wrote:

On the phone, how do you answer the question "Can I speak to Paul?" (if you are Paul) in British and American English?

Also...
No. He isn't here.
or
How in the #$&@! did you get my number?
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