How To Be More Polite In English

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How To Be More Polite in English




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Don’t Say

That’s a bad idea.

Say

I’m not so sure that’s a good idea.

 

Don’t Say

Can I smoke here?

Say

Would you mind if I smoked here?

 

Don’t Say

Come here.

Say

Could you come here?

 

Don’t Say

This report is awful.

Say

This report is not really up to standard.

 

 

Don’t Say

No.

Say

No thanks.

 

Don’t Say

Can I borrow your pencil?

Say

Could I borrow your pencil?

 

Don’t Say

Leave me alone.

Say

Sorry, I’m a bit busy right now.

 

Don’t Say

It’s hot, open the window.

Say

Do you mind if I open the window?

 

Don’t Say

Tell me when you’re available.

Say

Let me know when you’re available.

 


Don’t Say

I hate this colour.

Say

I am not too fond of this colour.

 

Don’t Say

Your work isn’t good.

Say

I’m not quite satisfied with this work.

 

Don’t Say

I want a hamburger.

Say

I’d like a hamburger

 

Don’t Say

Sit down, please.

Say

Take / have a seat, please