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1. Can I say who is calling please?
2. Who's calling please? (telephone conversation)

Are both the same? What is the meaning of 'say' in #1? Does it mean 'ask'?

  • English -

    In # 1, we assume that the caller asked to speak with someone else in the home or office. The person who answered the phone is saying that she wants to tell the person who is calling.

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