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According to Cambridge Dictionary, "move on" could mean

to start a new activity

I'd done the same job for years and felt it was time to move on.

or

to accept that a situation has changed and be ready to deal with new experiences

Since he and his girlfriend broke up, he's been finding it difficult to move on.

In an online classroom, a teacher just finished a section and going to start next section

Teacher: "Do you have any questions in this section?"

Student: "No, I don't have any questions at the moment. Thanks!"

According to the post As a student, how do I answer "do you have any questions"?, the student's response is natural and polite. Is it still natural if the following part is added?

Student: "No, I don't have any questions at the moment. Thanks! Let's move on."

  • You might need to be a bit careful here. When a politician, for example, says Let's move on, the strong implication is Let's forget about [whatever we're currently talking about, because it's no longer important]. And that's pretty much the sense implied in your "girlfriend" example. But that implication is probably not appropriate for your "student" example, where the focus is on moving forward to something new, rather than moving away from something old and no longer important or interesting. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Jun 12 at 15:56
  • @FumbleFingersReinstateMonica Thank you. In this particular context (a moment between two sections in a class), is it natural to "let's move on"? Is there another expression more appropriate could be used here? – PutBere Jul 12 at 7:45
  • Well, if it's a teacher talking to the class, he doesn't have to say anything at all about "moving on" - he can just start delivering "Lesson 2" as soon as he wants to. I don't think it's meaningful to think of a "standard" way for a teacher to tell his class that he wants them to start doing something new. Many years ago, Monty Python poked fun at the whole idea of "segueing" from one "topic" to the next, with their And Now for Something Completely Different skits. A "quirkily amusing" teacher might jokingly copy that! – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Jul 12 at 11:24
  • @FumbleFingersReinstateMonica Thank you. It seems that I don't convey the idea clearly. The question is about what a student speaks rather than a teacher. – PutBere Jul 12 at 14:04
  • Sorry - that was me not paying attention. I don't think it would normally be appropriate for a student (very much the "junior partner" in a conversation) to be saying anything like that to his teacher. He should just end with Thanks, and leave it to the more senior addressee to decide when and if to "move on", and if so, to what. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Jul 12 at 15:38
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It is natural to say “let’s move on.” The student is saying that he wants to start doing the next question or lesson.

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  • Take a careful look at how you have worded your answer. It needs improving. – Ronald Sole Jun 12 at 18:11
  • Thanks for the advise – Joshua Jun 12 at 19:03

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