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    Cool on/in my way

    Hello!

    Which is the right preposition here, please?:

    -You're always in/on my way!!


    If it's "in", when do we use "on my way"?

    If it's "on", when do we use "in my way"?

    Thank you very much for your help

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    Re: on/in my way

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Which is the right preposition here, please?:

    -You're always in/on my way!!


    If it's "in", when do we use "on my way"?

    If it's "on", when do we use "in my way"?

    Thank you very much for your help

    Will
    "In my way", usually used when someone is physically preventing movement (not usually intentional) by another person.

    "On my way", used to indicate that a person is in the process of travelling to some destination. I'll be there in 5 minutes. I'm on my way.

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    Re: on/in my way

    We also use "on my way" to show that somewhere is on a direct route between two points.

    "I'm leaving home at 8am tomorrow and I'm going to London. You live in Haywards Heath so I'll pick you up in the car as it's [or you're} on my way."

    It means that the driver won't have to make a detour or a special trip to collect the other person because the town the second person lives in lies somewhere convenient between "home" and London.

    I think it would be very unlikely to hear "You're always on my way" - I can't imagine a context in which that would fit.

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