phone rings

This page is about the collocation phone rings

collocation pattern: noun + verb

Meaning

If your phone rings, it makes a noise to let you know someone's calling you.

For example

  • What'll you do if her phone rings while she's in the bathroom?

  • If I'd forgotten to turn off my phone, it could've rung in the cinema.

Note:
Also "telephone rings". Related collocations include "alarm rings", "doorbell rings", "bell rings", etc.

Quick Quiz

Alexander's phone was ringing, so he

a. called it

b. told it off

c. answered it

Contributor: Matt Errey