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48006Re: [Czechlist] "Call us on"

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  • Gerald Turner
    Dec 28, 2011
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      In the UK it could mean both depending on the context.

      Gerry

      On 28 December 2011 12:38, Josef Hlavac <joe@...> wrote:

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      > Am I correct in thinking that one would nevertheless "be on Facebook",
      > meaning that one has a Facebook account (and not necessarily using it
      > right now)?
      >
      > Josef
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      >
      > On 28.12.2011 13:17, James Kirchner wrote:
      > > In North America you call someone "on" a device but "at" a number.
      > >
      > > In a British ESL book I had to use in the Czech Republic, a job
      > interviewer asked a man, "Are you on the phone?" In North America that
      > means, "Are you using the phone to talk to someone right this moment?" but
      > I guess in the book it was supposed to mean, "What is your phone number?"
      > >
      > > Jamie
      > >
      > >
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