To interrupt someone


Sorry to interrupt you …

Excuse me,

Can I tell you ..?

Sorry, I didn’t hear what you said

Can I just ask (a question)?

Excuse me, may I interrupt?

Can I come in here?

Could I just comment on that?

Sorry but we’re running low on time

/ out of time

so could we come back to this later?

– could we (briefly) summarise the most important point(s)?


When you are being rudely interrupted


Sorry / Excuse me but:

I would like to…

May I finish

Can I finish

Could I just finish please ?

Could I carry on?

Could you please let me continue ?

If you could (just) let me finish…

If I could finish what I was saying…