a flock of birds came/move in the way

  • Chasint

    Senior Member
    English - England
    I was trying to take a picture of the sun when a flock of birds got in the way.

    I was trying to take a picture of the sun when a flock of birds flew across my line of vision.

    I was trying to take a picture of the sun when a flock of birds flew in front of me.
     

    rituparnahoymoy

    Senior Member
    Assamese -India
    I was trying to take a picture of the sun when a flock of birds got in the way.

    I was trying to take a picture of the sun when a flock of birds flew across my line of vision.

    I was trying to take a picture of the sun when a flock of birds flew in front of me.
    Thanks for the additional suggestion.:) So you have politely dismissed the usage of " come'' and " move''.:D
     

    Packard

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    Also consider "blocked my view", which is specific to how they got in the way.



    I was trying to take a photo when a flock of birds blocked my view.


    There are other ways that a flock of birds can get in the way:
     

    Chasint

    Senior Member
    English - England
    However there is some flexibility.

    He got in the way.

    He got in my way.
    He got in your way.
    He got in his/her/its way.
    He got in our way.
    He got in your way.
    He got in their way.

    He got in John's way.
     

    Hermione Golightly

    Senior Member
    British English
    Can I use words like Come, move.

    I was trying to take a picture of the sun when a flock of birds came/move in the way.
    Basically no, forget it in this context.
    If people walked in front of you, they would 'get in your way'.
    'Come in my way / moved in my way' are not idiomatic in this context.
     
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