I am in problem to respond a person after let her pass from behind me when he asks for a side by saying "excuse me,side please"?

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    A common phrase is: go ahead. – Vlammuh Nov 17 '15 at 17:21
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    As Sander has said, or you can say in a friendly way, "After you." – Daniel Stowers Nov 17 '15 at 20:34
  • I would say "Sorry I am in your way." even if I am not it is polite. – user3169 Nov 17 '15 at 22:01
  • "No problem." (US) Where is this occurring? If someone did say, "excuse me, side please," that doesn't sound American or British to me. – mkennedy Nov 18 '15 at 19:31

"Go ahead", which was suggested in the comments, is a fine response.

Usually, I would just say "Oops, sorry" to indicate that I was unaware that I blocking someone's way.

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  • Thanks all for your cordial cooperation. In addition may i say "follow you"? – Kumar Biswazit Saha Nov 18 '15 at 5:42
  • "Follow you" sounds like you're expecting to be led somewhere, or you're stalking someone. Instead, say "After you" to mean that you want the other person to pass first. – 200_success Nov 18 '15 at 5:45

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