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Post by Stevenloan » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:33 pm

A: So what do you prefer me to call you, Jim or Jimmy?
B: I answer to both / Both will do.

Hi everyone! Between "I answer to both" and "Both will do", which one sounds more natural in this case?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:33 pm

I don't mind/care
Either [one*/name*] will do
It's all the same to me
I answer to either/both
I have no preference
Both are fine
Whichever/whatever [one*/name*] you like/prefer
It doesn't matter to me
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* Optional
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:58 pm

"I answer to both" sounds natural.
"Either will do" is correct; "Both will do" sounds technically like you want to be called JimmyJim.
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Post by Stevenloan » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:10 pm

Erik and gdwdwrkr. Thanks a lot for your answers. They are extremely helpful. I really appreciate your help.

StevenLoan
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Post by BonnieL » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:52 pm

I don't care. Just don't call me late for dinner.

I'm guessing that's an Americanism.
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Post by trolley » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:21 pm

1) Can we call you an ambulance?

Is this sentence ambiguous?
Could it be interpreted as

A) the speaker is offering to have an ambulance dispatched for her.
B) the speaker is asking if he may refer to her as "an ambulance"
C) her name is Ms. Ann Ambulance

gratefully,
trolley
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:38 am

The sentence amhugeuous.
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