I was doing Toeic listening excercise and felt very confused about this coversation :
Q: Could you give me some feedback on this Web design?
A. No, I am not at the moment
B. There's some more in the supply closet.
C. I was just about to leave.
The answer is (C) but i 'd like to ask why couldn't I choose (A)?
Does it mean "I am not available." as well?
- orla_hsuehNovember 2021
Thanks for answering.
The question contains only two lines so i couldn't give you more information about the conversation; however, now i get why i shouldn't choose (A):
First, it's an uncomplete sentence. Second, i think the sentence is pretty close to "I am not at the place right now " so it seen to be a umproper response to the question.
You need to give some more context here, such as what was being said for that answer.
”I am not at the moment” would be a short-form answer for a question like:
”Are you doing your homework?”
”I am not at the moment.”
”I am not at the moment.” = ”I am not doing my homework at the moment”. ”doing my homework” is repetition and not needed.