Being Polite in English- requests
Would you mind (not)… ?
I wonder if (you) could…?
Would you like (me) to…?
Do you think (you) could … ?
Could you please/possibly…?
These are just a few, can you think of any others?
Now, have a look at the following requests and try to make them more polite using the previous sentences. The first one as been done for you.
Open the window – Could you possibly open the window?
Where are the restrooms?
Lend me your ruler
Help me do my homework