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Answer

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:33 pm
by Stevenloan
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

Re: Answer

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:33 pm
by Erik_Kowal
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

Re: Answer

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:58 pm
by gdwdwrkr
"I answer to both" sounds natural.
"Either will do" is correct; "Both will do" sounds technically like you want to be called JimmyJim.

Re: Answer

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:10 pm
by Stevenloan
Erik and gdwdwrkr. Thanks a lot for your answers. They are extremely helpful. I really appreciate your help.

StevenLoan

Re: Answer

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:52 pm
by BonnieL
I don't care. Just don't call me late for dinner.

I'm guessing that's an Americanism.

Re: Answer

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:21 pm
by trolley
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

Re: Answer

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:38 am
by gdwdwrkr
The sentence amhugeuous.