I'm taking this true or false questionnaire for work. One question is

Most supervisors accept that you cannot always call in for an absence.

true or false

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  • "call-in" means "telephone the office to explain". the correct answer is "false". (of course, you can always telephone to explain, if for some reason you can't come in) – Fattie Sep 1 '14 at 6:57
  • The use of 'can' adds ambiguity. Is this the dynamic (ability to get in touch with a superior) or deontic (Is this acceptable practice?) usage? – Edwin Ashworth Dec 16 '16 at 16:03

call in - Phrasal verb

5.to telephone the place where you work and say where you are or what you are doing

a. call in sick to telephone the place where you work and say you will not come to work because you are sick

Source: macmillanictionary.com

The phrase "Call in for absence" is used in situations when you are unable to go to work and you call up your supervisor to inform him/her of your absence.

Your sentence therefore means- Most supervisors accept that it is not feasible for employees to always call up and inform them of their absence. You are asked to provide your thoughts on this sentence (true/false).

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