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How We Say Things

Will you choose the best answer in each group of four sentences.

1. Which of these is not a polite way to apologise?
a) I'm really sorry.
b) I do beg your pardon.
c) Pardon.
d) I do apologise.

2. Which of these is not a polite way to say 'no'?
a) I wouldn't if I were you.
b) I'd rather not.
c) I don't think so.
d) It's not really my idea of fun.

3. Which of these is not a polite way to ask permission?
a) Would you mind if I open the window?
b) Is it OK if I open the window?
c) How about opening the window?
d) Can I open the window?


4. Which of these is not a good way to give advice?
a) If I were you, I'd do it again.
b) You should do it again.
c) If you do it again, you'll be in big trouble.
d) Why not do it again?

5. Which of these is not a greeting?
a) How do you do?
b) Pleased to meet you.
c) Good evening.
d) Good night.

6. Which of these is not a way to make a suggestion?
a) Try the red one and be done with it.
b) Why don't we try to red one?
c) How about trying the red one?
d) Let's try the red one.


How We Say Things

1) c - This is used to ask someone to repeat something they said.
2) a - This is used to warn someone not to do something.
3) c - This is used to make a suggestion. It is quite informal.
4) c - This is a threat.
5) d - This is used when you leave.
6) a - This is an order.
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