Elevator

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Elevator

Post by Stevenloan » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:47 am

Hi you guys! I talk to my aunt on the phone in my office on the 10th floor. I want to go downstairs for lunch. I go to the elevator. Normally, people get very little cell phone/mobile phone signal in the lift. Is it correct to say it like this?

1. I'm about to lose reception. I'm heading into the elevator.
2. I'm going to lose you. I'm heading into the lift.

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Post by tony h » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:55 am

Stevenloan wrote:1. I'm about to lose reception. I'm heading into the elevator.
2. I'm going to lose you. I'm heading into the lift.
The first would pass as American to an English Ear.

The "lift" is more English but would be more usual as : I'm going to lose you. I'm getting into the lift or " I'm going to lose you. I'm heading for the lift"
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With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.

Re: Elevator

Post by Stevenloan » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:17 am

tony h : Thank you very very much.
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