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    Commercial break

    Sorry for cluttering up this section with my requests. Don't worry, the new school year gets underway next week and I'll ease off a bit, so please bear with me for a few more days.
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    I'm watching a movie on TV. The phone rings. Unwillingly I get up and answer it. It's a friend of mine. Five minutes into our conversation, I cup the receiver and ask my mother what's going on in the film and she says:
    'Don't worry, THERE'S A COMMERCIAL BREAK.'
    My question: would you say something like that, or do you have any other suggestions?
    An English colleague of mine once told me that in a situation like this she would have said 'IT'S THE ADVERTS.' Mmhhmm., do you agree?
    And if I wanted to ask my mother if the movie has started again after the commercial break, could I say 'IS THE MOVIE BACK ON?
    Thanks for your valuable suggestions.

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    Re: Commercial break

    Quote Originally Posted by wace View Post
    Sorry for cluttering up this section with my requests. Don't worry, the new school year gets underway next week and I'll ease off a bit, so please bear with me for a few more days.
    SITUATION
    I'm watching a movie on TV. The phone rings. Unwillingly I get up and answer it. It's a friend of mine. Five minutes into our conversation, I cup the receiver and ask my mother what's going on in the film and she says:
    'Don't worry, THERE'S A COMMERCIAL BREAK.'
    My question: would you say something like that, or do you have any other suggestions?
    An English colleague of mine once told me that in a situation like this she would have said 'IT'S THE ADVERTS.' Mmhhmm., do you agree?
    And if I wanted to ask my mother if the movie has started again after the commercial break, could I say 'IS THE MOVIE BACK ON?
    Thanks for your valuable suggestions.
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