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Expression: "Yes, I'll hold"



 
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Expression: "Yes, I'll hold" #1 (permalink) Fri May 15, 2009 20:42 pm   Expression: "Yes, I'll hold"
 

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ESL/EFL Test #724 "Real Life: Talking on a Business Phone (1)", question 3

Hi. Can I speak to Roberta Stafford please? .........

(a) Sure. Can I tell her who is calling?
(b) Sure. I'll tell her that you called when she gets in.
(c) Yes, I'll hold.

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ESL/EFL Test #724 "Real Life: Talking on a Business Phone (1)", answer 3

Hi. Can I speak to Roberta Stafford please? Sure. Can I tell her who is calling?

Correct answer: (a) Sure. Can I tell her who is calling?
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sorry, but i can't understand what " Yes,I'll hold"mean.Could you help me please?
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Expression: "Yes, I'll hold" #2 (permalink) Sat May 16, 2009 6:26 am   Expression: "Yes, I'll hold"
 

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Hold = wait at one end of a telephone call until the called person comes to the phone at the other end.
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Test 670 number 3 #3 (permalink) Fri Dec 25, 2015 16:44 pm   Test 670 number 3
 

Hi! Why "Sure. IŽll tell her that you called when she gets in" is not correct? Best regards!
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Expression: "Yes, I'll hold" #4 (permalink) Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:00 am   Expression: "Yes, I'll hold"
 

Because the speaker does not realise she isn't in and an explanation is required.
The "sure" at the start indicates that he can speak to her.

if she wasn't in, the correct response would have to be something like.
"I'm sorry but she's not here at the moment, however I'll tell her that you called when she gets in."
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Re: Expression: "Yes, I'll hold" #5 (permalink) Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:52 am   Re: Expression: "Yes, I'll hold"
 

Hi. Can I speak to Roberta Stafford please? .........

(a) Sure. Can I tell her who is calling? not correct
Sure, can I tell her who is calling? correct
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Expression: "Yes, I'll hold" #6 (permalink) Wed Dec 30, 2015 16:51 pm   Expression: "Yes, I'll hold"
 

Sure. Can I tell her who is calling? - correct.
Sure, can I tell her who is calling? - correct.
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