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Two people are talking, so a third person comes and cuts in, so the two people say:

You shouldn't speak in between.

And a kid asks questions in the middle of a lecture, the teacher says:

Don't ask questions in between.

Is the use of "in between" natural? If not hen what would you use?

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No, "in between" is not idiomatic in that context.

In the first example, a more natural sentence might be: "You shouldn't interrupt."

In the second scenario, the teacher might say "Don't ask questions until after the lecture." (Though the phrasing "Don't ask..." seems rude to me. I would expect something more along the lines of "Please hold all questions...")

  • So here, in the second sentence, can't it be: Don't speak in the middle of the lecture. – It's about English Jan 31 at 7:03
  • Yes, that would be fine. – Katy Jan 31 at 14:39

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