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    Lift dialogue

    If I see a lift with so many people inside and I want to wait for another lift. Will native speakers say something to the people inside under this situation? E.g. "you go down first"?

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    Re: Lift dialogue

    Just go on, I'll take the next one. (Will it be OK?)
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Lift dialogue

    We normally step back to indicate that we are not going to enter the lift. We don't say anything.

    In some countries, people offer some form of greeting when they enter a lift, and say goodbye when they leave. We don't, unless the other occupants are known to us.

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    Re: Lift dialogue

    Perhaps, Americans say something in situations like that?))
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Lift dialogue

    I would say something like "I'll take the next one."

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    Re: Lift dialogue

    I would also step back to indicate that I'm not going to try to squeeze in, but I think I would probably also say something like "I'll wait for the next one".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Lift dialogue

    thanks a lot!

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    Re: Lift dialogue

    Quote Originally Posted by kachibi View Post
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