Tom: "Hi this is Tom, May I speak with Linda please?"
Linda: "Yes, she is speaking"

Can Linda say "yes, she is speaking" or does she have to say "yes, I am speaking"?


In this case, it is not usual for Linda to say, "Yes, she is speaking." Instead, it would be more common for her to say, "Yes, this is Linda," or "Yes, I am Linda," or "Yes, Linda speaking," or simply "Yes, speaking."

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    Or simply "Speaking." – Phil M Jones Jun 3 '14 at 10:50
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    Or “This is she”. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jun 3 '14 at 10:53
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    @JanusBahsJacquet Yes, but you'd definitely sound a bit old fashioned, don't you think? – Araucaria - Not here any more. Jun 3 '14 at 16:20
  • Or, if you're trying for a less formal impression, "That's me." – WhatRoughBeast Jun 3 '14 at 20:54

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