How to Be Polite: Useful Phrases for Speaking Polite English 1

How to Be Polite: Useful Phrases for Speaking Polite English

List of useful expressions for speaking polite English. Learn these common phrases to improve your English communication skills.

How to Be Polite in English

DON’T SAY: I want another hamburger.

SAY: I’d like another hamburger.

 

DON’T SAY: What?

SAY: Could you repeat that, please?

 

DON’T SAY: You’re wrong.

SAY: I think you might be mistaken.

 

DON’T SAY: Hey, where’s the bathroom?

SAY: Excuse me, could you tell me where the bathroom is?

 

DON’T SAY: Do this today.

SAY: It would be great if you could do this today.

 

DON’T SAY: Who are you?

SAY: May/ Could I ask/ have your name?

 

DON’T SAY: Can I borrow your pen?

SAY: Could I borrow your pen?

 

DON’T SAY: Can I say something?

SAY: Can I just say something here, please?

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How to Be Polite: Useful Phrases for Speaking Polite English

DON’T SAY: Can I smoke here?

SAY: Would you mind if I smoked here?

 

DON’T SAY: Can I try this on?

SAY: Would it be alright if I tried this shirt on?

 

DON’T SAY: Can I use your phone?

SAY: I wonder if I might use your phone.

 

DON’T SAY: Can you help me?

SAY: I was wondering if you could help me.

 

DON’T SAY: Can you open the door?

SAY: Would you mind opening the door?

 

DON’T SAY: Come here.

SAY: Could you come here?

 

DON’T SAY: Do you have a business card?

SAY: Do you mind if I take your business card?

 

DON’T SAY: Eat some of this food.

SAY: How about trying some of this food?

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How to Be Polite: Useful Phrases for Speaking Polite English

 

DON’T SAY: Give me your business card.

SAY: Do you mind if I take your business card?

 

DON’T SAY: Go away!

SAY: Can we talk a little later?

 

DON’T SAY: His performance was terrible.

SAY: His performance was not very good.

 

DON’T SAY: I don’t like it.

SAY: I don’t really like it, I’m afraid.

 

DON’T SAY: I don’t like the colors in this picture.

SAY: I’d prefer to use different colors in this picture.

 

DON’T SAY: I hate this song.

SAY: I’m not very fond of this song.

 

DON’T SAY: I need a pencil.

SAY: Would you lend me a pencil, please?

 

DON’T SAY: That’s a bad idea.

SAY: I’m not so sure that’s a good idea.

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How to Be Polite: Useful Phrases for Speaking Polite English

DON’T SAY: I want a coffee.

SAY: I’ll have a coffee, please.

 

DON’T SAY: It’s hot, open the window.

SAY: Do you mind if I open the window?

 

DON’T SAY: Leave me alone.

SAY: Sorry, I am a bit busy right now.

 

DON’T SAY: Move your car.

SAY: Would you mind moving your car, (please)?

 

DON’T SAY: No

SAY: No, thanks.

 

DON’T SAY: No

SAY: I’m afraid not.

 

DON’T SAY: Repeat that.

SAY: Could you repeat that, please?

 

DON’T SAY: Send me the picture.

SAY: Could you send me the picture?

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How to Be Polite: Useful Phrases for Speaking Polite English

DON’T SAY: Send me the report

SAY: Could you please send me the report?

 

DON’T SAY: Sit down, please!

SAY: Take/ have a seat, please.

 

DON’T SAY: Stop it!

SAY: Would you mind not smoking in this room, please?

 

DON’T SAY: Tell me when you’re available.

SAY: Let me know when you’re available.

 

DON’T SAY: That’s a bad idea.

SAY: I don’t think that’s such a good idea.

 

DON’T SAY: This report is awful.

SAY: This report is not really up to standard.

 

DON’T SAY: Turn the voice down.

SAY: Would you mind turning down the voice, please?

 

DON’T SAY: Wait!

SAY: Can you hold, please?

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How to Be Polite: Useful Phrases for Speaking Polite English

DON’T SAY: What time is it?

SAY: Excuse me, could you tell me the time, please?

 

DON’T SAY: Where is the toilet?

SAY: Excuse me, would you know where the bathroom is located?

 

DON’T SAY: Why is that?

SAY: Could you clarify a little bit, please?

 

DON’T SAY: Yes

SAY: Yes, please!

 

DON’T SAY: You didn’t explain this point.

SAY: I didn’t understand this point.

 

DON’T SAY: You don’t understand me.

SAY: Perhaps I’m not making myself clear.

 

DON’T SAY: You need to improve this skill.

SAY: You may need to improve this skill.

 

DON’T SAY: Your design isn’t good.

SAY: I’m not quite satisfied with this design.

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Thank you very much for sharing such wonderful and useful videos for teaching, learning and reviewing English!!!

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Thank you very much

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I loved it. Such a sweet way to express yoursef. Thanks.

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