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turning down an invitation


United States

If someone ask you out for lunch, can i say “I ‘ll pass this time” to turn him/her down? Is it grammatically correct to say “I m pass”?

05:38 AM Aug 07 2004 |

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United States

I’ll pass this time, or I’m gonna pass this time, are OK, but not very polite ways of turning someone down. I suppose if it’s a very good friend it would be OK.

04:37 PM Aug 09 2004 |



I’m not sure that it will be more polite to say in this way like “I’m sorry,but the time is filled.”

01:16 AM Aug 12 2004 |