Learn English – What’s the difference between using “in the way” and “on the way”


I'm a Spanish native speaker. I'm learning English and I want to know the difference between using "in the way" and "on the way".

I want to know the real meaning of both phrases.

PS: Sorry for my bad English.

Best Answer

"In the way" means that something is an obstacle. For example, "I can't move my car because that truck is in the way".

"On the way" means that something, or someone, is in the process of reaching a goal, or a destination. For example, "I called her to let her know I was on my way to Madrid". Another: "After the initial meeting, I told the boss that we are on the way to meeting the first deadline".