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muni



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 9:51 am    Post subject: lol Reply with quote

what is meant by" lol"
and if i say to my friend that
" I was trying to call you but your phone was busy "
would it be roght or should i say that
"I tried calling you but your number was busy"
or is there any other better way
please help
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol = laughing out loudly
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As to your second question, both examples are proper English and typical sentences. They are not exactly the same, though.

1st: This implies that you tried more than once, and/or there is a context of something else happening at the same time:

a. So there I was with no bus fare to get home. I was trying to call you,..

b. I was trying to call you,.. Where were you?

2nd: This needs no context. It says you called at least once, but it could have been more than once:

a. Bob: Why didn't you call me?
Carol: I tried calling you yesterday, but your number/line/phone was busy.

b. I tried calling you yesterday, but... I was hoping you would want to go see a movie together.

Good luck!
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