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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:07 pm 
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I would say use the first one but the second one wouldn't be required.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:45 pm 
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kaliope wrote:
Do I leave the pleases in this conversation or omit them?

A: Could I ask you a favour?
B: Sure. What is it?
A: Could you post this letter, please?

Leave out the please in the first question (and spell favour the BE way!).

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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
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And would you the first 'please' here?

A: Could you do me a favour, please?
B: Sure. What is it?
A: Could you post this letter, please?


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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:36 pm 
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kaliope wrote:
And would you the first 'please' here?

A: Could you do me a favour, please?
B: Sure. What is it?
A: Could you post this letter, please?

Definitely not, the please is only necessary in the second A when the requested action has been specified.

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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
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Does this sentence work? Could it mean that I wanted to go to the concert but there there were no tickets left?

"I would go to the concert, but there were no tickets left."


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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
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kaliope wrote:
Does this sentence work? Could it mean that I wanted to go to the concert but there there were no tickets left?

"I would go to the concert, but there were no tickets left."

Yes it works but it's bit strange, I would say "I want to go to the concert, but there are no tickets left".

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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
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Which answer or answers do I pick here?

Which colour would you choose for your bedroom? Green, blue or purple?

a) Any of them. I like them all.
b) Any. I like them all.
c) Any one of them. I like them all
d) Whichever. I like them all
e) Whatever. I like them all.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
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kaliope wrote:
Which answer or answers do I pick here?

Which colour would you choose for your bedroom? Green, blue or purple?

a) Any of them. I like them all.
b) Any. I like them all.
c) Any one of them. I like them all
d) Whichever. I like them all
e) Whatever. I like them all.


Depends on your age!
e) if you're a teenager.
d) if you're a 20-something.
a), b) or c) if you're 30 to 60-something.

None of them if you're over 60 as they likely wouldn't choose purple as it's too extreme for them (generalisation warning!).

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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
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Do you pick 'job' or 'work' here?

"Good ....... Peter. Congratulations.


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 Post subject: Re: What do you say
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Do you pick 'job' or 'work' here?

"Good ....... Peter. Congratulations.

A few years ago I would have said 'work' but in maybe the last 10 years or so 'job' has become more usual.

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