Call Back

Call Back

Infinitive: Call Back
Present Tense: Call Back/ Calls Back
-ing Form: Calling Back
Past Tense: Called Back
Past Participle: Called Back
It is a separable phrasal verb that can
be used in two ways
  1. 1

    To call someone again.

    You'd better call your father because he's called back ten times looking for you.
    If no one answers, keep calling back until they do.

  2. 2

    To return a call.

    Your mom called while you were at lunch, and told me to tell you to call her back.
    I left you several messages. Why didn't you call me back?!

Call Back
  1. I suggest you _____ your sister ____ as soon as possible. She sounded really mad at you for not _____ ___ as promised.
  2. The trainee didn't know the answer to the question, so he promised to _____ her ___ within the day, after he has verified all the details.
  3. No, I don't want to ______ ____. I want to speak with a supervisor right now!
  4. I think there is something wrong with my ringer. It didn't ring when you just called. Can you _____ me right _____ as soon as we end this call? I want to see if it rings.
  5. The receptionist informed Sarah that the manager will be _______ her ____ in ten minutes.

Listen for the phrasal verb Call Back in this thriller entitled Obsession

  1. Sharon: Derek, I'm gonna _____ you ____.

    Based on what you see, why can't Sharon talk to Derek over the phone? Why does she have to call him back?

Change the sentences above into questions, then change them into negatives.

  • I suggest you call your sister back as soon as possible. She sounded really mad at you for not calling back as promised.
    The trainee didn’t know the answer to the question, so he promised to call her back within the day, after he has verified all the details.
    No, I don’t want to call back. I want to speak with a supervisor right now!
    I think there is something wrong with my ringer. It didn’t ring when you just called. Can you call me right back as soon as we end this call? I want to see if it rings.
    The receptionist informed Sarah that the manager will be calling her back in ten minutes.

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