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MAKING SUGGESTION AND REQUESTING SOMETHING

03 Des
MAKING SUGGESTION

Making Suggestion is how you express your suggestion to someone.

There are a number of ways used when making suggestions :
 
 
1) WHAT ABOUT/HOW ABOUT … + Base form + -ING
•       What about going to the swimming pool tomorrow?
•       How about going to the swimming pool tomorrow?
2) WHY + Negative
•       Why don’t we go to the swimming pool tomorrow?
3) IMPERATIVE: Let’s + Base form
•       Let’s go to the swimming pool tomorrow! 
4) COULD
•       We could go to the swimming pool tomorrow.
5) DO YOU WANT + the infinitive
 
•       Do you want to go to the swimming pool tomorrow?
Making a Suggestion
Responding
•     - I suggest that …
•     - I would suggest that …
•     - My suggestion is …
•     - What about …
•     - Perhaps we should …
•     - We’d better/ we must …
•     - A possible solution  to your problem is …
•          - That’s a good idea
•          - It’s a good suggestion, thanks.
•          - You are right.
•          - Yes, let’s do it
•          - I think so
•          - Yes, you’re right.
•          - That’s what is in my   mind
 
B.REQUESTING SOMETHING
 
 
Requesting Something is what we say when we want to ask someone to do something for us.
 
ASK SOMEONE TO DO SOMETHING FOR YOU :
•          Requesting
•          Would you mind …, please?
•          Can/Could you …?
•          Will/Would you …?
•          Please …
•          Accepting Requests
•          Sure, I’d be glad/happy to …
•          Of course/Certainly.
•          No problem.
•          Sure. Just a moment.
•          Refusing Requests
•          I’d loved to, but …
•          It sounds great, but …
•          I’m/sorry, but …
•          Sorry to say that …
 
                  Example making polite request :
•          Could you open the window for me, please?
•          Would you mind closing the door for us, please?”
•          Can you close the door for me, please?
•          Could you possibly show me the way to the post office, please?
•          Would you help me with this exercise, please? 
The responses for that polite request can be :
•          Sure.
•          Certainly.
•          Why not
•          With a pleasure.
•          I’d be glad to.
•          I am afraid I can’t.
•          I am sorry I can’t.
 
     The pattern
•          Would you mind is followed by the verb and -ing.
 
ASKING IF YOU CAN DO SOMETHING :
•          Asking polite permission to do something
•          “Can I use your phone, please?”
•          “Could I borrow some money from you, please?”
•          “Do you mind if I turn on television?”
•          “Would you mind if I turned off the lamp?”
•          The responses can be
•          No. I don’t mind
•          Not at all
•          No, of course not
•          No, that would be fine
•          I am afraid, yes
•          Yes, I do mind
•          The pattern
•          Could is more polite than can.
•          Do you mind if…” is followed by the verb in the present tense.

•          would you mind if… is followed by the verb in the past tense.

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