...would be blocking traffic

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Senior Member
Russian - Russia
Hello everyone.

I'm translating a video for youtube, where a taxi driver, who is double-parked, is asked by pedestrians (activists) to move his car. Then the following dialogue happens:

Taxi driver: Where am I supposed to pick up my passenger, then? He should come out soon.

Activists: He may come out in an hour and you would be blocking traffic all that time.

I'm not sure about the "would be blocking traffic" part. Is it correct? Or should I use some other verb/tense?
  • velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    Since this is speech, it's usual to contract: you'd be blocking the traffic all that time/you'll be blocking the traffic all that time.
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