asking her if she's ready for <a><the> call.

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Hello to all,

Thanks for reading my post.


I'm telling someone about one of the language exchanges I had with my friend.

Sample sentence:

My friend and I are language partners. We talk together every Tuesday at 8:00pm. So, at 8:00pm on Tuesday I send her a message on Skype asking her if she's ready for <a><the> call. She tells me that she's ready but that she's eating soup at the moment. I say to her: "Can I call you?".


The sample sentence is a present tense narrative which describes events that happened in the past. Are both options correct here?

Thanks a lot for any comments, corrections or suggestions!

  • DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    I think it would work with either, but I'd probably choose "the": it's 'the call' which you customarily make at that time every Tuesday.
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