I Can't Make It

Wednesday, March 2, 2022


Do you know what “I can’t make it” means in the following statement?

“I’m sorry but I can’t make it to your party on Saturday.” 

I can’t make it means “I can’t go.” It's a common expression to say that you are unable to attend a meeting, an appointment, a party, an event, etc. If you say "I think I won't come,” it changes the meaning greatly because it conveys that you don't want to come or you have decided not to come. 

I can make it means “I can go.” You are able to be present at a particular event.

Example: George will reschedule his appointment so he can make it to the meeting this afternoon. 

Try using I can make it and I can’t make it, and you’ll be speaking like a real native. 

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