Telephone | Online English Lessons

1. If you call back somebody (or call somebody back) you telephone someone who rang you earlier; or you telephone someone for a second time. Examples of use: a) Mr Evans telephoned while you were out: he wants you to call him back. b) He forgot to book a double room, so he had to call the hotel back. c) Can you get Mr Hooper to call me back at 4pm, please? d) Have you … [Read more…]

To phone up somebody (or phone somebody up) is to telephone them. Examples of use: 1. I phoned my sister up for a chat. 2. Max is late. Can you phone him up and ask him where he is? 3. She phoned up her mother. infinitive phone up present simple phone up and phones up -ing form phoning up past … [Read more…]

If you phone back somebody (or phone somebody back) you telephone someone who rang you earlier; or you telephone someone for a second time.   Examples of use: 1. Can you phone me back tomorrow? 2. Mrs Patel was in a meeting when I telephoned. I will phone her back later.  3. Phone back this afternoon and we will discuss your ideas some … [Read more…]

1. To hang up something (or hang something up) means to hang something, especially clothes, on a hanger or hook. Examples of use: a) Your grandmother is coming to visit today, so don’t forget to hang up your clothes when you tidy your room. b) Could you hang my coat up, please?   2. Hang up also means to end a telephone conversation, especially suddenly or … [Read more…]