Assume that a request is about the present time, for example someone asks me to give her a hand on some work, but I'm too busy and I can't. I feel that saying "Sorry, I don't have time for it" is a bit bossy and stiff. I wonder how I can say it in a more polite way.
I thought about it, and came up with this:
- "Sorry buddy, I'm busy with something important and I think I can't make time for anything right now".
Now here's the question:
- Is "make time" used correctly in my sentence above? Isn't it special to future time?