Tag: politeness

61 What is the right word to refer to a black person, when you don't know their name? 2014-09-08T05:42:20.183

48 Is "cops" (= police) a slang/derogatory term? 2020-06-25T05:36:51.147

44 Why did he reject my thank you? 2014-09-13T12:10:43.093

40 Possible responses to "thank you" 2014-09-11T15:50:31.940

38 What's a polite way of asking "who are you?" on the phone? 2018-03-16T09:45:43.050

29 Is there a polite, formal way to say "sh!t happens"? 2015-04-25T08:32:30.167

28 "Thank you in advance" - how to replace? 2013-01-29T05:06:03.987

28 Was it impolite for me to say "That's alright" when someone ran into me? Are there any better expessions? 2017-03-07T17:14:47.633

26 Can you reply "you too" to wishes such as "Good luck"? 2013-01-24T02:51:01.367

26 What's the polite way to say "I need to urinate"? 2019-04-26T18:38:06.253

24 Are "dude" and "man" disrespectful words? 2015-06-28T03:15:33.257

24 Would saying "who is this" in normal tone be rude in an occasion not on the phone? 2017-06-06T14:39:15.030

23 What should I say if someone from the opposite side of the earth says “good morning”? 2015-03-06T14:22:16.253

19 Is it standard to add "please" after a question? 2015-11-25T14:13:01.770

18 Responding to "It was nice to talk to you" 2015-01-04T13:48:51.637

17 Is "Can I help you" a suitable expression for offering help to a stranger? 2013-01-29T13:52:37.453

17 Is it OK to respond to "thanks" with "sure"? 2020-08-28T16:17:23.870

16 How should I correct my spoken error? 2013-02-07T13:19:57.527

16 Is "I know" appropriate or rude in conversation? 2017-01-18T13:37:06.853

15 How to politely ask someone to repeat what they said after they've already repeated it once? 2013-02-09T06:07:21.347

15 What should a language learner know about political correctness? 2015-01-02T17:18:06.713

15 Can we say "Yes, I would" if someone asks "Would you mind buying me a drink?" 2015-12-14T02:16:54.533

15 How do you convey the effect of a poor phone connection? 2015-12-25T13:42:23.367

14 "Keep my mouth shut"....is it rude to say? 2020-08-21T16:53:19.877

13 How do natives make a formal request at places like hotels? 2013-02-08T10:29:40.743

12 What should I answer to "after you" 2016-02-16T09:01:58.730

11 Is referring to people as "it" considered rude? 2016-12-04T01:48:41.140

11 What are some polite ways to respond to the people who call your name but you don't know them 2017-07-03T14:40:20.233

11 Will you be my friend? 2017-11-06T17:33:21.677

10 Is it rude to start a sentence with "First off"? 2013-04-04T12:52:18.513

10 What is the polite way to tell taxi driver that he can stop here? 2020-02-01T05:51:33.990

9 What can I say politely when something bad happens? 2013-01-25T17:23:40.823

9 "Do the needful" -- Why is it used instead of asking a question? 2014-02-17T21:04:14.417

9 The difference between "I am" and "My name is" in a face-to-face meeting 2015-01-11T21:00:03.313

9 Differences between "How are you?", "How are you doing?" and "How do you do?" 2015-01-08T02:21:52.987

9 How to inform other people of your real name? 2015-07-22T12:03:57.777

9 How to use the word ma'am? 2017-01-22T18:15:51.673

9 Is there a polite way to ask about one's ethnicity? 2019-06-15T18:11:44.390

8 What is another word for “sh*t”? 2014-05-16T04:58:23.647

8 Will you find someone saying "at your convenience" annoying and impolite? 2015-01-05T16:37:00.193

8 Manners in UK - language problem 2015-01-25T13:16:27.407

7 Is replying with just "whatever" considered rude? 2013-03-07T22:04:14.527

7 Where in the letter should you write "Merry Christmas" formally? 2014-12-27T19:23:15.837

7 "Please Find Attached or "Please Find Enclosed" in a formal email? 2016-07-07T12:34:10.280

7 How to respond politely when someone tells you something useful? 2017-05-03T06:32:49.460

6 Wishing Merry Christmas or Happy New Year on Dec 28th? 2014-12-27T19:48:10.790

6 How much more polite does the word "please" make a request? 2015-03-05T14:25:22.893

6 "How are you?" as a welcome in a shop 2015-12-01T08:14:57.193

5 How should I ask a polite question to my manager? 2013-04-11T12:21:00.513

5 Enquiry forms on websites 2013-09-06T04:48:02.150

5 Is it awkward to say "Good morning" to roommate every day? 2014-10-11T06:42:01.940

5 How to ask "If you have any problem then ask me" in polite manner 2015-07-26T14:44:58.400

5 Usage of "your goodself" and "your kindself" in place of simple "you" to refer to a high-ranking official 2015-11-28T16:55:01.850

5 {It's been / It's} a long time since we last met 2015-12-21T10:57:02.210

5 "I would like to inform you" vs "This is to inform you" - which is more formal and polite? 2016-02-16T06:52:56.903

5 Non-binarist "Dear Sir or Madam" 2017-07-05T19:52:01.750

5 Is it alright to say good afternoon Sirs and Madams in a panel interview? 2019-08-17T11:44:04.790

4 Expression to differentiate between listening problem and understanding problem? 2013-01-27T20:16:03.277

4 Implied connotations of "I hope you will show a tiny amount of good behavior" 2013-02-22T13:43:19.620

4 What's the difference between "take it easy" and "take care" when you are parting from someone? 2013-04-09T09:30:15.317

4 “Can you do this?” vs. “Can you please do this?” 2013-10-02T22:43:13.580

4 Is the word "claim" offensive? 2014-06-11T18:51:23.570

4 Can 'any' and 'some' express mild asking? 2014-09-12T04:07:35.683

4 Proper words to utter when shaking hands with others? 2014-09-14T03:50:13.133

4 British Person or English Person? 2014-11-15T21:43:03.723

4 Which is more polite, "Would you" or "Could you"? 2015-01-22T05:17:11.597

4 How to excuse if we sleep more than we should 2015-02-09T18:42:42.087

4 May "by the way" be used in formal professional writing? 2015-06-29T11:27:57.577

4 Using "please" when assigning tasks 2015-08-19T16:11:16.453

4 How to console someone whose sister has gone travelling? 2015-11-04T15:44:55.150

4 Are there other ways of saying "We welcome <someone> to <do something>" 2015-12-02T05:02:18.580

4 How do you ask about the struggle? 2016-01-04T13:11:16.917

4 Is using "I am writing to" in an email considered too formal or old-fashioned? 2016-02-17T04:00:07.183

4 gentle reminder - is this phrase friendly? 2016-07-13T04:01:46.417

4 A better way to say to say this line 2016-10-16T07:20:21.250

4 Do you say Industrialist Henry Ford or the industrialist Henry Ford? 2019-03-20T00:57:38.867

3 "Can you please do this?" versus "Can you do this please?" 2013-05-21T06:29:48.457

3 "Looking forward to hearing from you" - May I omit "I am" at the beginning? 2013-05-23T11:13:55.923

3 Is "native" always considered offensive, when referring to a person who lived in a place originally? 2013-05-28T12:12:50.650

3 Asking a person for their name 2014-01-21T17:21:25.703

3 Requesting someone to reply 2014-04-06T10:58:59.993

3 Proper reply for 'Happy Vacations' 2014-05-13T22:13:35.520

3 'Would you mind' and 'Do you mind' 2014-10-21T22:01:34.343

3 Is this sentence considered rude in English 2015-03-23T12:38:12.520

3 Is "this man" not polite phrase? 2015-10-30T20:12:34.803

3 What should I say after allowing someone asking for going forward from behind me? 2015-11-17T16:43:06.130

3 Is introducing yourself with "myself" completely wrong English? 2016-01-31T15:06:20.313

3 Is it ok to use 'you' for a person older than me? 2016-03-13T16:42:53.587

3 How to answer the apology 2016-03-28T19:04:28.327

3 Some vs Little Water in specific cases 2016-04-15T17:11:20.260

3 A polite way to let people go in front of you in a checkout queue 2016-06-06T11:53:29.193

3 use of would for politeness ---subjunctive? 2016-06-19T22:05:52.260

3 "May I have a glass of water" vs. "Can I have a glass of water": which is better, "may I" or "can I", when asking for something? 2016-07-02T05:38:22.807

3 How to express "I would be glad if someone answer my question" beautiful in English 2016-07-27T07:24:15.757

3 Polite way of asking for response as soon as possible 2016-09-22T02:59:25.407

3 Is it considered rude to say something won't be explained in a text because you assume the reader is knowledgeable about it? 2016-11-11T12:13:33.070

3 Usage of "any" or "some" in "Would you like ..... wine?" 2016-12-21T19:25:11.883

3 What is a polite way to return a greeting like "Happy holidays and blah blah". A flat: "Likewise"? 2016-12-21T22:49:24.280

3 How to respond when someone say "I hope it helps" 2017-01-11T15:10:08.823