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Which of this is correct when calling concerning a job opening:

Hello Mrs Goodman. My name is ..... and I'm answering the advertisement for a ..... that was in ..... paper."

Or

Hello Mrs Goodman. My name is ..... and I'm calling concerning the advertisement for a ..... that was in ..... paper."

I saw the first example (the one with answering) on a website but it didn't sound right to me so i decided to create this thread to get the opinion of other members on WR. I would really appreciate your response. Thanks

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    Both are fine, and mean pretty much the same thing. This assumes that the advertisement is calling for a person and not simply advertising a product. Jan 28, 2014 at 17:30
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    Personally I'd recommend responding to or calling about.
    – Hellion
    Jan 28, 2014 at 17:30

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If you are telephoning, the normal thing would be to say 'I'm calling about(or concerning).' If you are responding in writing then 'I'm answering' is clearly more appropriate.

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