Speaking Polite English – 12 tips for speaking polite English

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Excerpt: We may not always notice politeness but we usually notice rudeness. I am going to share with you seven top tips and easy ways of speaking polite English. So you can easily adapt these seven tips and ways and make you a polite English speaker.

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Speaking Polite English – 12 tips for speaking polite English

 


We may not always notice politeness but we usually notice rudeness.

I am going to share with you 12 top tips and easy ways of speaking polite English. So you can easily adapt these seven tips and ways and make you a polite English speaker.

 

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Speaking Polite English – 12 tips for speaking polite English

We may not always notice politeness but we usually notice rudeness. I am going to share with you 12 top tips and easy ways of speaking polite English. So you can easily adapt these 12 tips and ways and make you a polite English speaker.

Don’t say: I want a burger Say: I’d like to have a burger ‘I want’ sounds like a demand as if you are commanding the other person. ”I’d like” is a more polite phrase.

Don’t say: Send me the report. Say: Could you send me the report? To maintain good relationships with coworkers, it’s best not to use imperatives( “Reply to my e-mail,” “Go to the bank,” etc) Instead, make requests with the phrases, Could you…? and Could you please…?

Don’t say: Leave me alone. Say: Could you give me a minute or sorry, I’m a bit busy right now ”Leave me alone” sounds rude if you are in a middle of something or busy doing some work, you should say ”could you give me a minute”.

> Don’t say: Tell me when you are available Say: Please, let me know when you’re available, I need to talk to you. When you are asking someone about their availability or about something, don’t use, tell me. Instead, you should say: Please, let me know.

Don’t say: You’re wrong Say: I think you might be mistaken When you are pointing out someone’s mistake, don’t say, you’re wrong. I think you might be mistaken is a more humble phrase.

Don’t say: That’s a bad idea Say: I am not sure that’s a good idea When you are not agreeing with someone’s idea, instead of saying, that’s a bad idea, you should say, I am not sure that’s a good idea.


Don’t say: Your work isn’t good Say: I am not quite satisfied with this work, this needs some improvement When you are giving feedback to someone about their work, instead of saying ”you’re work isn’t good, tell them, I’m not quite satisfied with this work or to be honest, this needs some improvement.

Don’t say: Leave me alone. Say: Could you give me a minute or sorry, I’m a bit busy right now ”Leave me alone” sounds rude if you are in a middle of something or busy doing some work, you should say ”could you give me a minute”.

Don’t say: Tell me when you are available Say: Please, let me know when you’re available, I need to talk to you. When you are asking someone about their availability or about something, don’t use, tell me. Instead, you should say: Please, let me know.

Don’t say: You’re wrong Say: I think you might be mistaken When you are pointing out someone’s mistake, don’t say, you’re wrong. I think you might be mistaken is a more humble phrase

Don’t say: That’s a bad idea Say: I am not sure that’s a good idea When you are not agreeing with someone’s idea, instead of saying, that’s a bad idea, you should say, I am not sure that’s a good idea.

Don’t say: Your work isn’t good Say: I am not quite satisfied with this work, this needs some improvement When you are giving feedback to someone about their work, instead of saying ”you’re work isn’t good, tell them, I’m not quite satisfied with this work or to be honest, this needs some improvement.

Thank you for reading “Speaking Polite English – 7 tips for speaking polite English” blog post. The “Speaking Polite English – 7 tips for speaking polite English” article is one of my “Learn English Speaking” series blog posts. I hope you found my “Speaking Polite English – 7 tips for speaking polite English useful”.

Thank you for your time,

Mubashir Tufail.


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