How to interrupt someone politely


How to interrupt someone politely?


Examples – Phrases

  • Excuse me, I’m sorry to interrupt, but I think we’re missing a point here.
  • Excuse me, I am sorry to interrupt but may I add a point here.
  • Excuse me, I’m sorry to interrupt, but before we move on to the next point, I’d like to add something here.

Example – Discussion

Richard: I agree with Karan; it’s better if we let Team A decide.

                 I will ask them to give us a mutually agreed deadline tomorrow.

                 Now, let’s move on to the next topic of discussion.

Ravi:  Excuse me Richard, I am sorry to interrupt, but may I add something before we move on to the next topic.

Richard: Sure, what is it?

Ravi: What if Team A asks for a year? I don’t think we can afford to stretch this for a year. Can we?

Richard:  Oh yes, you are right, Ravi.

                         I agree with you; we missed a point here.

                         Thanks for bringing this up.