Being contactable by phone?

Hi, how does the following phrase sound to you:

Being contactable by phone is VERY important.

I mean, would you use the adjective contactable?[YSaerTTEW443543]

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I never use the word ‘contactable’. I prefer ‘reachable’ – not only is it shorter, it also sounds better, to my ears at least.

I agree with Conchita. Reachable would be a typical word to use. Contactable sounds odd. In fact, it sounds so odd to me that I wasn’t even sure it was a legitimate word. (The Cambridge Dictionary claims it is, though. :lol:)


Well, what’s really weird about this phrase is that it appears on the website of a TEFL organization. They teach people how to teach English. Apparently they are also good at coining words…[YSaerTTEW443543]

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