Good morning, when we do a call, usually we introduce ourselves or answer using "this is Name" or "it's Name". But if I should say that I am the father/friend/colleuge/mother etc of the person who the caller is looking for, can I use: "I am a/the...", right? And why not "this is etc..." thanks Here I found an example https://books.google.it/books?id=Kh_RZhvHk0YC&pg=PT128&dq=%22i%27m+a+friend+of%22+telephone+dialogue&hl=it&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiT-PXf_LrhAhVMKlAKHWaMCjEQ6AEIEjAB#v=onepage&q=%22i'm%20a%20friend%20of%22%20telephone%20dialogue&f=false

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    I thought "this is Peter's father" seems OK if Peter's phone happens to be in his fathers hand. – Lerner Zhang Apr 6 '19 at 7:29
  • I found online just: "I am name's father"... Or better many many examples with "a friend of..." – Igor89 Apr 6 '19 at 7:37
  • I am keeping on looking for and more I see more I am sure that it's right to say I am... But I do not why... Uff – Igor89 Apr 6 '19 at 20:06
  • Either form of the expression can be used. – Jason Bassford Apr 6 '19 at 22:54
  • Really? Also with "it's"? Is there any difference with I am"? – Igor89 Apr 6 '19 at 23:08

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