Tips for Polite and Diplomatic Language

Tips for Polite and Diplomatic Language, how to be polite in english;




Tips for Polite and Diplomatic Language



Don’t Say

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

want a hamburger.

Say

I’d like a hamburger

 

Don’t Say

Sit down, please.

Say

Take / have a seat, please

 

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

Will you …?

Say

Will you open the door for me?

 

Don’t Say

Would you …?

Say

Would you open the door for me?

 

Don’t Say

Would you please…?

Say

Would you please open the door (for me)?

 

Don’t Say

Could you (please)…?

Say

Could you open the door for me?

Could you please open the door for me?

 

Don’t Say

Could you possibly…?

Say

Could you possibly open the door?

 

Don’t Say

Would you kindly…?

Say

Would you kindly open the door (for me)?

 

Don’t Say

Would you mind…?

Say

Would you mind opening the door?

 

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