Sunday, May 3, 2009

Asking Politely - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

When dealing with customers (tourists, guests, etc), it is very important to be polite to them so that they feel that they are being treated in a special way. Indirect Questions in English allow us to be able to ask certain questions while sounding more polite than if we asked using a simple direct question. Have a look at the following presentation in which you will find different expressions to begin using indirect questions.


Shanghai Laowai said...

On the 7th slide, should it read Can I ask you.... not can I asked you?

Maria Luisa Ochoa said...

Yes, indeed. It was a typing mistake. I will correct it straight away. Thanks for your help.

marion said...

Hola Maria Luisa, gracias por ayudarme a preparar mi examen de ingles de viernes proximo. Lastima que descubri tu sitio ayer... Espero que vas a entender mi extrano espanol. Marion, Guadeloupe

Barrie Cradshaw said...

Oh, good practice. I know you ar the one who did it :P

I think in Spanish more than indirect questions what we use to be polite is gestures and the second person formalised "usted". Am I right?


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