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Autor:  Dale/RS
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Data:  23/JUN/2006 1:09 PM
Assunto:  Call on

Yes, to call on is used in the US to mean a social visit, but it is a little formal.  I would suggest that you avoid its use.


To call on is commonly used, however, when you are talking about a salesman visiting a customer or potential customer. 

I called on The ABC Store a week ago.

The manager of the Kit Kat Club wants you to call on him this Monday.  He is interested in some new furniture.


to be on call = estar de plantão

You will be on call for the next 24 hours.  Be prepared to respond immediately if you are paged.


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Call on  –  Percival  21/JUN/2006, 12:08 PM
 Call on  –  Dale/RS  23/JUN/2006, 1:09 PM

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