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In an office environment, for a call from an unknown caller, I simply say my name quickly and wait. Or if I recognize the caller ID or internal call name I simply say "Hi, Maria", or whatever their first name is. A short "hello" is even better for weeding out robocalls and telemarketers, so I use that at home on the rare occasion that I answer the phone ...


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I think it also depends on what kind of professional setting you're in. If you are working at a store, and you're the receptionist or similar and answering calls from customers, then @centaurus is correct. However, if you just work in an office and are answering calls from coworkers, a simple "This is Nicole" or "Hello, Nicole speaking" will suffice as well. ...


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Codename, there's no "right way" to answer a telephone call. It's something regional and cultural. With so many English speaking countries in the world, a list would include some phrases that are standard and universal, some that are used in business calls, and a lot of regionalisms. "hello" is standard and will be understood anywhere. In a ...


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Pronunciation of many words in English vary worldwide. In English, words often have primary (and secondary) accents on the second (and fourth) syllables. See "pronunciation" and "computer." Perhaps Indian pronunciation has applied that construction to these words? Brits and Americans don't agree on which syllable to stress in "incomparable," for ...



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