You can say, “Would you mind if I ask how old you are?” to ask someone about their age. If you have genuine reasons to ask about someone’s age, explain the reasons and be sure that they are comfortable talking about their age. Be polite in choice of words, tone, and body language so that they do not feel offended by being asked about their age.
Whether someone is known or unknown, asking them to talk to you may appear to be very difficult at times, depending on different situations. Especially it is more challenging to start a conversation with an acquaintance if you are not … continue reading
While asking about someone’s health conditions, you are expected to be very careful as health is a very sensitive issue. No one wants to offend a person while asking about his or her general health condition or any specific illness … continue reading
When you ask for some time from someone, you don’t want to be ignored or denied just because of your inappropriate expressions or wrong choice of words. Remember! If you’re going to ask if someone is free or available, politeness … continue reading
In your daily life, both in the personal and professional arena, offering things to the people surrounding you is quite common. When you are in a family program or in an official event, offering things or help to others is … continue reading
No matter whether you are in family programs, office meetings, shopping malls, bus stops, or in schools, you undoubtedly experience situations when you need to seek permission from others to do something. Even if you need to get into the … continue reading
If you observe the ways native English speakers speak to someone, you will find uses of “please,” “sorry,” “excuse me,” “thanks,” and the like. These words are used by people who love being polite. Politeness is a virtue. People who are polite and are of good manners are loved by all. Their requests are earnestly considered and accepted by the people surrounding them.
Making requests means you are asking something from someone or you are asking someone to do something for you. Whether your request will be granted or not merely depend on the person you are requesting to. Thus you need to request in such a convincing way that the person happily accepts your request. But how?
Creating a network among people surrounding us is considered a skill of utmost importance. As social beings, we cannot move forward alone. We need to ask for help from others, help them, and work together to make a better world.
In social, academic, or business contexts, you frequently meet new people. Very often, you are introduced to unknown people by someone who is already known to you. Certainly, you also need to introduce other people who are unknown to your family members, friends, colleagues, and the like.
Here, we will learn different ways of introducing someone who is already known to you but unknown to the people you are about to introduce them to. We will learn some specific words, phrases, and expressions to do it right.
You may wonder why some letters in English remain silent in particular words during articulation and why some words are not uttered in the same way they are written or spelled. No more wondering! In this post, We’ll explore the … continue reading