Looking up the word “call” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary indicates the word may be used as a verb or a noun.

Within these categories for use the examples for “call” are extensive:

  • Call for help
  • Call for an investigation
  • Call of an animal
  • Call by telephone
  • Call to show hand in a card game
  • Call a square dance
  • Call to pay respects
  • Call out a number
  • Call the roll
  • Call a sport
  • Call to testify
  • Call to mind
  • Call to duty
  • Call a meeting
  • Call to wake up
  • Call for an offense
  • Call off
  • Call a spade a spade
  • Call for
  • Call it quits
  • Call names
  • And so on…😊

We will examine closely today two more examples not included above:

the transitive verb: “call on: defined as:1 : to call upon Is there anyone you can call on in an emergency?; and the noun form defined as :: a divine vocation or strong inner prompting to a particular course of action often referring to as being called or a calling.

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