Being Polite: 12 Basic Expressions for Being Polite in English

Being Polite!!! Learn Useful Phrases to Be Polite in English. Here are some expressions for being polite in English.

Being Polite in English

Don’t Say: That’s a bad idea.

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

 

Don’t Say: Can I smoke here?

Say: Would you mind if I smoked here?

 

Don’t Say: Come here.

Say: Could you come here?

 

Don’t Say: This report is awful.

Say: This report is not really up to standard.

 

Don’t Say: No. (No Synonym)

Say: No, thanks.

 

Don’t Say: Can I borrow your pencil?

Say: Could I borrow your pencil?

 

Don’t Say: Leave me alone.

Say: Sorry, I’m a bit busy right now.

 

Don’t Say: It’s hot, open the window.

Say: Do you mind if I open the window?

 

Don’t Say: Tell me when you’re available.

Say: Let me know when you’re available.

 

Don’t Say: I hate this color.

Say: I am not too fond of this color. (Color Vocabulary)

 

Don’t Say: Your work isn’t good.

Say: I’m not quite satisfied with this work.

 

Don’t Say: Sit down, please.

Say: Take/ have a seat, please.

How to Be more Polite | Infographic

How to Be More Polite in English

Expressions for Being Polite

Being Polite: 12 Basic Expressions for Being Polite in English 1

2
Leave a Reply

avatar
4 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
2 Comment authors
15 Simple Ways to Interrupt Someone Politely in English Conversations - ESL TeacherColor Idioms: 29 Awesome Color Idioms to Develop Your English - ESL TeachernunuJoan Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Joan
Guest
Joan

I think the photo version of the written part is wrong. The impolite ones are checked while the polite ones have red Xs.

nunu
Guest
nunu

That is a good job .Excellent.★

trackback

[…] A small lie that is told to be polite or avoid hurting someone’s […]

trackback

[…] someone in a conversation that will allow you to interject and make your point while still being polite to the other members of the […]