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Interrupting People


Interrupting People politely

Sometimes, when you don't understand what your interlocutors are saying or you don't agree with them, you want to interrupt them to ask for clarification or to disagree with the point they are making. Here are some useful expressions for interrupting people.

Useful expressions to interrupt people

  • Excuse me for interrupting, but...
  • Do you mind if I interrupt you, ...
  • Sorry to butt in, but may I just...
  • Before we move on to the next point, may I add...?
  • Excuse me, may I add to that...?
  • Do you mind if I jump in here?
  • I don't mean to intrude, but...
  • pardon me , but...
  • Excuse me, but...
  • Just a minute! ...