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    pass by

    The following scenarios happened on the street:

    Person A: Do you know where is Lincoln avenue?
    Person B: Sorry, I'm just passing by.

    Person A: Do you see a man distributing flyers here?
    Person B: No, I'm just passing by.

    Are the dialogues above correct? If not, please help correct them. Thank you!

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    Re: pass by

    Quote Originally Posted by jokaec1 View Post
    Person A: Do you know where is Lincoln avenue is (please)?
    Person B: Sorry, I'm just passing by.
    I have no idea!
    Person A: Do Have you seen a man distributing flyers here?
    Person B: No, I haven't. I'm just passing by.
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    Re: pass by

    Quote Originally Posted by jokaec1 View Post
    The following scenarios happened on the street:
    I think they are conversations instead of scenarios, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: pass by

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
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    Thank you. Moreover, can 'I am just passing by here.' be understood as 'I am not familiar with here.'?

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    Re: pass by

    I think both of your scenarios are fine except the "do" in the second person A should be "did".

    And "avenue" should be capitalized.

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    Re: pass by

    I am reminded of an old joke. A drunk wanders out of a bar and runs into another drunk. The first drunk is looking up and asks, "Is that the sun or the moon?" The second drunk says. "I don't know. I'm not from this neighborhood."

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    Re: pass by

    Quote Originally Posted by jokaec1 View Post
    Thank you. Moreover, can 'I am just passing by here.' be understood as 'I am not familiar with here.'?
    In addition to Teechar's suggestion of "Sorry, I have no idea!" I think you'd be likely to hear things like:
    "Sorry, I don't know."
    "Sorry, I'm just visiting."
    "Sorry, I'm on holiday."
    "Sorry, I'm not from around here."
    "Sorry, I don't live here."
    "Sorry, I'm from out of town."
    Last edited by Eckaslike; 18-Jul-2015 at 17:40.

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    Re: pass by

    Or "Sorry, I don't know. I'm a stranger here myself."

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    Re: pass by

    Quote Originally Posted by jokaec1 View Post
    Moreover, can 'I am just passing by here.' be understood as 'I am not familiar with here.'?
    I deem it possible to pass by a place you are familiar with, but I am not a teacher.

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    #10

    Re: pass by

    That's true, but it doesn't fit this context.

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