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Asking for someone on the phone.

francis  yong francis yong (0) 2013/10/11に投稿

When using phone, and we want to find somebody, we need to say.....can i speak to or can i speak with?

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It's common to say "trying to get a hold of (name)" when you call.

  1. I'm trying to get a hold of Stephanie. Is she available?

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francis  yong francis yong (0) 2013/10/14に投稿

thanks for your answer its a good sentence to be use for...

Daniel Banta Daniel Banta (0) 2013/10/21に投稿

I do not know where Amelia is from however I have never heard anyone call me personally or professionally and say, "I'm trying to get a hold of ..... Is she / he available?" Francis, if your question is meant to be more personal, then I would say, "Hello. This is Francis. May I speak with ....?" The reason I use and would use "May" over "Can" because you are asking politely. You are not in a position of authority. You are essentially asking that person permission to speak to someone else. I hope my point is not lost in translation.
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There are several things you can say, but what you've written is correct and the same.

  1. May/Can I speak to/with Mr. Jones?

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