I'll pass

Set a scene: a teacher is in a conversation class, she is asking students questions
If I don’t know how to answer the question, can I just say “I’ll pass.” (which means skip me)
Is it considered rude?

Thank you!!

If I was the teacher, I would consider “I’ll pass” to be rude, but everyone may react differently. I’d rather have the student say “Please, go to the next student.” or “I’m sorry, I don’t know the answer.” “I’ll pass.” sounds more like something you’d say in a card game or if you were refusing a second helping of pie.

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Agreed. It seems strange in a clasroom setting. “I’ll pass” is more appropriate to friends having dinner and you decide to “pass” dessert or trying the weird exotic dish.

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