B: "Sorry. I am too busy to talk to you now."

Discussion in 'English Only' started by eagerLearner2017, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. eagerLearner2017

    eagerLearner2017 Member

    Iran,Afghanistan
    Live in Iran, From Afghanistan(Dari)
    Hi,
    A :"I need to talk to you about something"
    B: "Sorry. I am too busy to talk to you now."
    Or
    B:"Sorry. I am busy enough to talk to you know."

    Which of bold part is correct? I can't distinguish the differences.
     
  2. Retired-teacher Senior Member

    British English
    The first is correct. The second does not sound natural.

    "I am busy enough already" might be said if someone asked you to do something else rather than stop to talk to them.
     
  3. Myridon

    Myridon Senior Member

    Texas
    English - US
    I am too busy. I am over the amount of busy-ness that would allow me to talk to you. I have more things to do than I can handle while I am talking to you at the same time.
    I am busy enough. I am busy in the correct amount. This doesn't make much sense.
    It indicates that I can't talk to you until I am busy at the right level. If I'm not busy at all, I can't talk to you. I have to be doing at least one other thing while I am talking to you.
     
  4. Hermione Golightly

    Hermione Golightly Senior Member

    London
    British English
    B is the grammatically correct answer.
    Whether it is something you would want to say depends on who you are talking too!
    It sounds very rude.
     
  5. eagerLearner2017

    eagerLearner2017 Member

    Iran,Afghanistan
    Live in Iran, From Afghanistan(Dari)
    Thanks all. That all really helpful.
     

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