Can you just get Cecile to call me up?

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AskLang

Senior Member
Filipino
You've been put on hold for a long time and you keep getting disconnected on the line, so you want to say -

Can you just ask Cecile to call me up?
Can you just get Cecile to call me up?

Doesn't the second sound more emphatic and fit for the situation? What do you think? I don't know though the nuance between the two, if at all.

Thanks for your responses!
 
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  • Egmont

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    English - U.S.
    "Ask" means that you are to make the request. The focus is on the act of asking. It says nothing about the result.

    "Get" means that you are to do whatever is necessary to ensure that she calls. The focus is on the result, not on how it is achieved.
     
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