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Can you hold a moment? #1 (permalink) Sat Jun 08, 2013 17:30 pm   Can you hold a moment?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #236 "Common Phrases and Responses (2)", question 2

I have to check. Can you hold a moment? .........

(a) Yes, I'll hang on.
(b) Don't let go of me.
(c) I have to hold onto my puppy or she'll run away.
(d) Surely, I'll take that.

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #236 "Common Phrases and Responses (2)", answer 2

I have to check. Can you hold a moment? Yes, I'll hang on.

Correct answer: (a) Yes, I'll hang on.

Your answer was: correct
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shouldn't it be: Can you hold on a moment?
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Can you hold a moment? #2 (permalink) Sat Jun 08, 2013 18:02 pm   Can you hold a moment?
 

You just say 'hold a moment' when you are on the phone. 'Hold on' means 'stop/wait a moment' can refer to any situation.

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