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Which sounds more natural: "someone with (the) phone number…" or "someone at (the) phone number 128…"?

With can imply that the phone number 12837487383 belongs to the patient. At simply answers "where can I reach the patient?" - but there is no implication that the phone number belongs to the ...
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differences between in, on, at, for, during when describing a period of time

"At" means a "Point in Time" ; not suitable to mean a "Period of Time". "I went out at midnight" "In" means ""At some time in a Duration&...
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"Show sympathy towards someone" or "toward someone", or both of them are not idiomatic?

Both are common and natural. According to this Ngram view on "sympathy towards someone" vs "sympathy toward someone", "towards" is more popular, which agrees with my own ...
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Which sounds more natural: "someone with (the) phone number…" or "someone at (the) phone number 128…"?

(background, 30+ years Canadian English, another 30+ in the States now) Neither sounds natural to me (in particular, I don't think I've ever used kindly in that context). I'd probably split it into ...
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Which sounds more natural: "someone with (the) phone number…" or "someone at (the) phone number 128…"?

None of the ways suggested by the OP are natural-sounding. People, and even more so patients, are not usually identifiable by their phone numbers. Imagine if that were really the case, it would mean ...
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