Polite request / offer / suggestion Exercises

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In English we use phrases to ask for something we want politely.

I'd like... =  I would like...  / Can I have...? / Could I have...?

Examples sentences : 

  • I'd like a bottle of water, please.
  • Can I have the bill, please?
  • Could I have the chicken salad, please?

We use Would you like...? for offers (when we want to give something or help someone)

Examples sentences :

  • Would you like a drink?
  • Would you like cheese in your burger?
  • Would you like a cup of tea?

Notes for use of polite request / offer / suggestions :

'Would you like' has the same meaning as 'Do you want' but is a more polite way of offering something!

In English we use the question phrase 'Why don't you / we...?' to make a polite suggestion.

  • Why don't you see a doctor?
  • Why don't you go home and go to bed?
  • Why don't you take the day off?
  • Why don't we get a bottle?
Polite request / offer / suggestion example sentences
Would you like to sit inside or outside?
Shall we move your desk back near the window?
Shall we check if they have that very special rice first?
Would you like any salad or sides with that?
Don't you think a 50% rise is too much!?
Which one would you like?
Would you like me to get us some coffee and muffins?
I got one big one, shall we get some tomatoes?
It's getting late, shall we leave soon?
Erm, I was going to ask if you would like to come to Brighton with me tomorrow.
Okay, we'd like to sit outside.
I believe I can! Why don't you try helping me a bit?
Would you like some pills for your headache?
Cate, why don't you go and get Pogo from the garden.
What are you worried about? Why don't we just do it?
Would you like to sit by the window?
Yes, thank you, we would like to order half a duck with pancakes.
It must be a sign, why don't you...
Would you like me to walk you home?
Would you like me to take you out for dinner?


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