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    #1

    You are excused?

    I am used to saying this: If you can help me it's OK. If not, you are excused.

    If it is incorrect, what is the correct alternative here?

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    Re: You are excused?

    It's understandable.

    I'd say 'If not, never mind/don't worry about it.'

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    Re: You are excused?

    "...you are excused" is very formal, and should only be used if you are in a position of authority over the person you are speaking to. It is an expression that grants permission to leave; to absent (v.) yourself from a person, place, or responsibility.

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