“Hey, scoot over.”

English Lesson: Hey, scoot over.

Your husband is on the couch watching TV. You want to sit with him, but he's sitting in the middle of the couch and there's not enough room for you. You want him to move so you can sit down. You say this.

Hey, scoot over.

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You say "Hey" at the beginning of a sentence in casual English when you want to get someone's attention. For example:

Hey, Hitomi, can you hand me that box over there?

It's common to say "Hey" before you ask someone a question, or when someone has done something that's wrong or unfair:

Hey, you're taking up the whole bed!

Use "hey" with people you know or are familiar with. When you're talking to people you don't know as well, "Excuse me" is more polite.

scoot over

"Scooting over" means moving your body over, away from someone, by sliding. You can "scoot over" when you're sitting or laying somewhere, but it doesn't usually make sense for a standing person to "scoot over".

You can also "scoot" in any other direction:

Scoot up.

Scoot in.

Scoot back.