The word "announce"

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The word "announce"

Postby tp » Wed Oct 06, 2004 6:10 am

Dear sir,

I'm new here and would you please help me with the sentecnes below? I want to use the word "announce" to make the sentence but i'm not sure they are allright or not.

1. She will announce on the microphone for asking you to come downstairs later.

2. She makes annoucements over the microphone every time.

Are they correct?? Please advice.
Thank you very much for your help in advance.
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Re: The word "announce"

Postby Alan » Wed Oct 06, 2004 9:52 am

1. She will announce on the microphone for asking you to come downstairs later.

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Suggest amending to: She will announce over the p.a./loudspeaker when it is time for you to come downstairs.

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2. She makes annoucements over the microphone every time.
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A possible sentence, but are you sure that you do not mean 'she will make...'?

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the word "announce" 2

Postby tp » Wed Oct 06, 2004 4:59 pm

Dear Alan,
Thank you for your prompt reply. I got a conclusion that the word " announce" is used with " over " like... announce over sth. ... Am i right?

Here is my new sentence. please help me check it. thank you.

1. I would make an announcement over the microphone to find my kids if they got home late.

Thank you very much for your attention. :D
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Postby Alan » Thu Oct 07, 2004 2:37 am

Comprehensible, but preferably, as already said, '...over the p.a. system...'. Strictly speaking, you USE the microphone in order to speak OVER the loudspeaker system.


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