Mar 2, 2017

CALL BACK; CALL somebody BACK

6 cards
, 16 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. I’m afraid Mr. Smith is in a meeting. Can you call back later?
    2. There’s a phone message for you. Can you call John back this evening?
    3. I left lots of messages for Sue, but she never called me back.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Two of the sentences below are correct explanations of this meaning of ‘call somebody back’. Which one is NOT correct?
        • to telephone somebody again
        • to telephone somebody
        • to telephone somebody who telephoned you earlier

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • I called back later.
        • I called my parents back later.
        • I called back my parents later.
        • I called them back later.
        • I called back them later.

    • Complete these sentences in an appropriate way, using a form of ‘call back’ or ‘call somebody back’ and anything else the sentence needs:
      • She wasn’t in when I phoned the first time, so I  . . . 
        called her back
        later.
        • called her back
        • called back her

      • I’m rather busy at the moment, Sam. Can I  . . . 
        call you back
        ?
        • call you back
        • call back you

      • I left a message with his secretary and he  . . . 
        called me back
        .
        • called me back
        • called back me

      • I’ve phoned her three times today, but she hasn’t  . . . 
        called me back
        yet.
        • called me back
        • called back me

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