Call

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Although informal English has accepted the American English noun 'a call' and verb 'to call', formal English in Britain still prefers to use 'to telephone' (or its contraction phone) as the verb.

In speech, or less formal writing, the older generation still says ring: "I’ll ring you tomorrow." For the noun, use ring or, rather more formally, call with an adjective "He made a telephone call." It might be easier to use a verbal construction: "She telephoned at noon" or "The President spoke with the Prime Minister on the phone."

With the equivalent nouns, the constructions are different: "make a [telephone] call" but "give [someone] a ring". Note that if you want to say the name of the person being contacted, you have to use the verb: "I'll call you."

See also: 'phone, an archaic version of the contraction.