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    #1

    i can't go through

    When someone is blocking your way, can we say "Excuse me, you blocking my way, i can't go through"

    Was the "go through" is the meaning go pass that way?

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    Re: i can't go through

    Yes, but in this case, you would say "I can't get through".

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    #3

    Re: i can't go through

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonree123456 View Post
    When someone is blocking your way, can we say "Excuse me, you're blocking my way, I can't get through"?

    Was the "go through" is the meaning go pass that way?
    You can say that, but it seems somewhat rude. A simple "excuse me" should be sufficient.

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    Re: i can't go through

    Sometimes. a bit rude is required, particularly in New York.

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    #5

    Re: i can't go through

    I disagree. New Yorkers know how to deal with crowded conditions. It's the tourists, so busy gawking that they don't pay attention to their surroundings, who need a bit more encouragement. "Excuse me - this is my stop" is all that's required if the first "excuse me" doesn't work. Or "Pardon me, could I..." with a nod in the direction you need to go.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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