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    #1

    go over

    Somebody is standing in front of the TV and you are watching TV. What do you normally say to ask that person to move? Is it "go over"?

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    #2

    Re: go over

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Somebody is standing in front of the TV and you are watching TV. What do you normally say to ask that person to move? Is it "go over"?
    No. You could say, "Get out of the way".

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    #3

    Re: go over

    I'd say, politely: "You're blocking my view. Would you mind moving a bit?"

    "Go over" is wrong, and phrases like "step aside" or "move away" sound rude. "Move over" is not so much rude but very casual, something you'd say only to a family member or close friend. I think "get out of the way" is equally casual.

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    #4

    Re: go over

    My wife says 'You'd make a better door than a window'.

    Rover

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    #5

    Re: go over

    In Spanish we say "A donkey's skin isn't transparent." To which the customary answer, equally humorous, would be "And a pig's eyes can't see".

    Greetings,

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: go over

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    My wife says 'You'd make a better door than a window'.

    Rover
    The same in my family.

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    #7

    Re: go over

    In portuguese we say 'you're beautiful, but not transparent'
    Not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: go over

    In BrE, we range from "Get out of the bl**dy way!" to "I'm terribly sorry, but could I possibly bother you to move just a fraction to the side so that I may have sight of the television set. Thank you so much."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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