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Who is making this call on the other end of the telephone? Often made more polite by adding "please" to the end of the question. A: "Good afternoon. Could I speak to Ms. Sanders, please?" B: "She's in a meeting at the moment. May I ask who's calling?" A: "Hello, is this the Martens residence?" B: "Yes, who's calling, please?"
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Who's calling?and Who's calling, please?
Who is this making this telephone call? Rachel: Yes, Tom is here. Who's calling, please? Tom: Who is it? Rachel: It's Fred. Fred (answering the phone): Hello? Tom: Hello, is Bill there? Fred: Who's calling, please? Tom: This is Tom Wilson returning his call.
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