Could you please?
Would you mind?This important lesson teaches you how to succeed in personal and professional life by learning to make polite requests in English. Master these key expressions until they flow easily and automatically and watch how your life improves.
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This is my first engvid .
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why did i can not see the lesson?
you need a screen connected to your computer
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hai nice to meet u
Would u mind helping us ?
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Hi, Ariunbolor, I would suggest you to begin English practice from the beginner stage. That would help you a lot.
same to u
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These videos are awesome, thanks for all of them
Your lessons are always very interesting!
Now, I’d like to know if it’s correct to use the verb “turn” to cellphone and “switch” to TV?
Thank you very much :)
“Turn off your cellphones”…”She switched on the TV”…yep, that sounds right!
Thank you Rebecca.
thaaaaaank you ,,, i wish you talk about Medicine__^
would you mind answering this question. what does I don’ give a damn means? n’ thank you 4 this lesson.
I think easily it will mean that you don`t care a bout him,,or what did he say or want ..
thanks Hisham su.
Yes, it’s slang and it means someone doesn’t care at all. All the best!
hey rebbeca since i start using this site i have learned alot specially some expressions which were difficult for me at some time now they are much easier.i just want to do a request that could u please teach me about the expression “suppose” and its various uses.
What a lovely and interesting class Rebecca! As a non-native speaker of English and until I watched your video lesson I hadn’t been aware of the fact that of all polite requests, ‘would you mind + verb +ing…’ is the only one to which we actually say no as an answer.Thnak you so muc. Keep up the good work!
Hi Rebecca, thanks a lot for sharing this topic. It’s such benefit for me. O yea, would you mind giving me the definition of polite request? Or maybe you can suggest me any book containing it? Much thanks and love.
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You are only one who helping me improve my speaking English in the polite and correct way….Thank a bundle .
Hope every good things that you gave to me ,,Please give back you !!
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I have been taught polite questions, but i have had trouble with using them in real life, so i just gave people direct commands. Now i see polite questions aren’t complicated at all and i can use them. Thank You.
So glad the lesson helped you, Kamila.
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thanks a lot mrs Rebeca , it was a great lesson.
There is one more — “could you maybe” :)
What is the difference between: “would you mind” and “do you mind”?
Do you mind ?– less formal
would you mind ? –more formal
this is the list for request started from less formal till more formal
1- can I borrow your pen ?
2- could I borrow your pen ?
3- Is it ok if I borrow your pen ?
4- Do you mind if I borrow your pen ?
5- would it be ok if I borrowed your pen ?
6- would you mind if I borrowed you pen ?
7- would you mind borrowing me your pen ?
8- I wonder if I could borrow your pen ?
9 -I was wondering if you`d mind mind borrowing me your pen ?
so as you can see the last one is the most formal >> glad to help
Ok, so basically they both mean the same.
There is one thing. You wrote: “would you mind borrowing me your pen?”. But I found construction with “me” after “mind”: “would you mind me closing the door”.
Are both good, or just only one of them?
well,,, actually we`ve clear rule .
after would you mind + V(ing)
e.g. Do you mind telling me what you`re doing in her ?
try to change this,, you will noticed an imbalance in the structure of the sentence . xD ^^
First things first. “Her” doesn’t mean “here”. When I read “Do you mind telling me what you`re doing in her?”, I thought: what? “in her”, physically? Does it mean sex or something?” xD
I’m not sure if you wanted to write: “Do you mind telling me what you’re doing here?”, but “me” in this case isn’t the same “me” what I’m talking about.
Look at these two examples.
“Do you mind closing the door?”
“Do you mind me closing the door?”
The first one means that you are asking someone to close the door. The second one means that you want to close the door.
In the outset,, my sincerest apology for the word ^^here^^ it is a mistake ,aye aye I meant this word here not her becuz the are utterly different. I was typing fast and I didn`t noticed .
I want to quote this ^^ physically mean sex or something ^^ come fella are kinda deviant fella .
ohhhhhh please Mr. knock it off .
secondly ,, I make some digging about _ me _
and I found this
aye aye,, you can used it when want emphasize some thing related to yourself
as you said ; Do you mind me closing the door?
yes, I do mind you .
No, not at it all .
so there will strong emphasizing in the answering of this question , for more info check the ^interchange book^ .
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Thanks Adam, it was great lesson.
I got 100. The word “rebate” confused me for years.
what is transformation-generative grammer?
Wowooo,a professional query!!!
U know…it’s related 2 Linguistics.
In linguistics, a transformational –generative grammar(TGG)is a generative grammar,specially of a natural language,that has been developed in the Chomskyan tradition of phrase structure grammars.
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Dear Rebecca. This was a nice lesson. Thank you very much!
Very interesting lesson dear Rebecca!
But, I’m in doubt: Is it possible to use “turn” to cellphones and “switch” to TVs?
Thank you very much :)
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Well job, I’m proud of me :D Thank you
I got 100! Tanks a lot Rebbeca!
Thanks a lot for helping us to improve English language. This site is the first of my favorites in Firefox.
I got 9/10, its improving thanks anyway
I got 100 of 100 possible . very nice lesson
Thanks a lot Rebecca .
Rebecca you are great, thank you for your lovely lessons…
thank you a lot! I found more grammar, not only the polite request from this lessons!
thanks a million from Algeria
thank you too much for your efforts
I usually use this phrase with my friends
may I see
may I help you
is it polite and correct ?
may i help you seems to be better
Thanks a lot !
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could you please sent me video for PET and IELS courses.
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Thanks, very useful quiz.
would you please talk faster in your next videos and stop taking too much time in the beginning of the videos.
omar rgt its too slow
Good day Mr. Omar,
you may be right, but in my opinion it’s ok to help beginner people to understand well.
Wish you best
1rst thing 1rst hi.Hope all’s well u.
Would u mind 2 lend me a helping hand plz???!!!
Does ” use care ” mean “b careful” ???!!!
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Have a nice 1 !
it depends on your situation Fatima
I love this lesson this is exactly what I’m missing my English. Thank you very much abdi from Somalia
rebecca i am frome algeria is not speak englishe
Thanks for teaching us English, I know you’re really interested to teach us grammar, and I want to ask you why to use words ending -ing, ie: “Choosing a college can be difficult” or “A few universities have started offering special computer programs…” instead of “Choose a college…” or “…have started to offer special computer programs…” In spanish infinitive’s normal in this kind of sentences.
Thaks a lot
Regards from Mexico, Laura
Thanks to all for your feedback. Sorry we can’t answer all your questions but please feel free to help each other out. All the best to you.
Resp.Dear Rebecca madam,
THIS is a very good lesson for me.
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Thanks. I got 9 marks.Its very helpful for me.
Your lecture on polite request really helpful for me.
Its great help for my IELTS preparations. The videos and the quizzes makes understand English more clearly and in detail.
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This is my first vedio clip here.
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thank you Rebecca . a very useful and wonderful lesson as usual .
Thanks for this wonderful lesson.
Please upload some more lessons like this.
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Thank you so much, I love this website! Could you please put another Video?
In the quizz, there is an answer considered incorrect: May I …. please? – Could you explain me please what is wrong with that expression? Thank you.
It’s really nice and perfect lesson thank you
thank you for your teaching~^^
Nice and easy for understanding lesson! Thank you!
THANK YOU BUT MY ENGLISH IS SPEAKING VERY POOR
Thanks for the lesson. I have one question on same.
Please let me know, Can we use “do you mind” instead of “would you mind”.
Hola, porque las clases para principiantes no las explican en español, digo por los que vamos empezando en el mundo del idioma ingles, aprenderíamos mas rápidos.
I never thanks enough to say you thank you my best teacher
i got 80 thanks :D
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good job for making my english great. thank u
would you mind + v.ing
hi rebecca,thaks for teaching…it was a good class..
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Thank you Rebacca?Its great
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hello Rebecca,iam new here thanks for your lesson.one question when should we use, speak or talk? mam my English is very poor,for that Iam not able to communicating with people.please tell me how can improve my English?
Thank you so much! The lesson is wonderful. I really enjoyed.
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Where r u among the comments?!!!!
I’m here, Fatima! Sometimes it takes time as we all have other jobs too. Thank you so much for all your assistance in answering questions for us. My best wishes to you.
Thanks your lesson. It’s great
kindly teach me the usage of word “didn’t”
Thank you very much .the lesson is very helpful .
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I am new in your class. This is the first video lecture, I had seen. This is the best video in its kind. Really I like your way of teaching, and I want to continue it. I always use only plz for saying in polite way, and sometimes I feel that something is missing, today that missing part is found due to you only. Thanks a lot. Love and care.
Hi Rebecca. I am very poor in english.I did not speak english fluently.When I saw you in youtube to learn English..I am very appreciated..
I am trying to improve my english..I saw your lession 1:30 hours in a Day.
Please give some information how could I speak english very fast..
Thanks & Regards
It’s wonderful that you are so motivated. Keep watching and also try to join a conversation class in your area or find an English-speaking teacher or friend who can help you. My best wishes to you. I am sure you can do it.
thanks rebecca you are so polite:)
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Your words ” Whatever happens, keep believing in yourself and you will make progress faster than you ever thought possible.” encouraged me so much. Thank you. Ayman U.S.
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i got 50% mark out of 100
Thanks excellent method of learning as well as teaching. I#m enjoying…
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Hello, I am a new member. It is awesome lesson! I never seen better than your lesson! Thanks Rebecca.
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hi Rebecca. It was nice lesson. I have a confusion . could you please give a lesson on difference between can and could, will and would. i have a confusion where should i use can and could or it can use as same way.same problem with will and would.
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I’m sure not only me but many students too that have trouble understanding english. Goodluck and more power to you and to the rest of many helpful teachers! Cheers!
hi dear..thank for gr8 lesson.like could you please ,can we use ,would you please or can you please or not?
Thanks Rebecca for teaching us, you are awesome :)
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Hope all is well with you.
Every good teaching for all of us. Thank you.
I wounder if you can help me in my difficult situation now.
I will explain the full story.
I am looking for an job change, in that process i got an offer from a company i started negotiation for the package offered and finally agreed after successful negotiation and got amended offer from the company. I requested for the signed in original offer letter for confirmation with new employer. so that i can go ahead for my resignation with present employer.
So I requested through return email to the new employer accepting the offer and looking to collect the original offer letter for further process. I did not get any reply from the new employer, i awaited for two days, no response from them. then i called the concern person and asked about it and he told why you need the original are you sure, i said yes i need and will wait to resign till i receive the letter.
he agreed and said to wait, they are busy so will take time to get back to you. i waited for 3 days.
after 3 day, i sent a polite request email again to know the status. no response from the employer. then next day sent again an request email, no response from new employer.
Mean time in my present job,i was pushed to take a new project assignment from my present employer, but i was in process of getting this offer letter and leaving the present employer , so i was not able to say no without original letter in hand. so that was my situation.
So, after my two consecutive email follow-up to the new employer for original offer letter collection. there was no response. i called them up next day and asked for it being i explained the status. but he told that he sent a email reply to me , and he got annoyed by receiving my call and he again explained me what he sent in the email. and told not to take any decision till they get back to me. i said yes and thanked again kept the phone. but when i checked again the email, there was no reply email from them. and finally i received a email next day early morning 2.30 am the email as he explained me by phone.
Email said : ” i received ur emails and call and we will sure get back to you to know when to collect the letter soon. till that ime do do anything with your present employer.
But, the main mistake is here, the email sent by the client on 10.13 am on 21st jan, but mistake some were, i received only on 23rd jan 2.20am. so i called on 22nd as explained in previous two paragraph.
Rebacca, I hope i am going such long explanation. but i have to.
After all the above i waited for them to come back and waited …..
mean time in my present company i have to say yes or no to take the assignment. (if , i have to continue with them i have to say yes, if i get this offer confirmed i can say no.)
We had final meeting on Tuesday.
I was waiting for the new offer confirmation before that meeting.
Finally, Tuesday morning 7.13am i received an email from new employer saying to call tomorrow and get the offer letter.
I was happy seeing the email, but the meeting was at 8.30am same day. somehow i did not say no or yes for new assignment, managed. and did not tell about new offer.
Next day, i have to call the new employer to meet and collect offer letter.
I just called him at 7.35 am to know the time of meeting to plan for my day in priority.
The person got really angry and said is this the time you call, do you also call clients too at this time for appointment. I said no i will not call clients at this time. also i told i called you because,i just saw your emails which sent to me at 7.13am so i thought you will be available. I also said sorry for any disturbed by calling you now. he told ok, now you don’t call me again, and said he will get back to me at his own convenient.
But till now, no call or email from him. so my offer is not confirm yet.( but thank god i did not take any decision to tell my present employer, so i am in Job).
MY QUESTION TO YOU IS, HOW DO I DO POLITE FOLLOW-UP AND EXPLAIN ABOUT THE EMAIL DELAY AND PHONE CALL MISTAKE.
PLEASE SEE IF YOU CAN HELP ME IN THIS TO GET THIS OFFER.
Hoping to hear from you
It’s unfortunate that this happened to you and I’m not sure the situation can change because the person was very angry that you called so early. You can try to write a very polite letter of apology and asking that he please give you another chance. You could say something like this,
Please accept my sincere apologies for calling so early. It was not my intention to disturb you in any way. I hope you will give me an opportunity to show you that I really care and can be an asset to your organization.
Also, if this person is so difficult, you might want to reconsider whether you really want to work there. Sounds like he would be a rather unforgiving boss. Often, things happen for the best. I am sure you will get a better job offer and hopefully, a kinder and more understanding boss. My best wishes to you, Sree.
Would you please describe how to use “I wish to”, because it’s sometimes confusing me.
Thank you very much.
“I wish to” is a more formal way of saying “I want to”.
All the best, Zain.
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I always consult my difficulties with one of you from EngVid. It is the best source I have ever had.
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hi Rebeca I am from Kosovo and I’m interested to learn English language, I’m going to study it and your online lessons are realy helpfull. u’re greate thnx. :)
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hi Rebeca i am glad to watch your video it is very help full for me . i take some note every session do you think this note will be use full for repeat ? would you mind answering my question ? thank you very much .
Hello Rebecca. it’s very nice and useful lesson.
Could you explain what is different between swich off and turn off?
Hi Robeca your lesson was very beautiful and useful too than you for giving us your time to teach us.
Rebecca really, you are nice and kind person!
TRhjanks for every help you give to us.
tanku so mach for this lesson it’s very useful
Thnk u mam i hve learnt lot things with ur classes
My English is so bad. :(
Could you show me the best method to improve speaking E skill? please
you are very great teching, congratulations dear rebeca
It’s exactly what I wanted.
I could understand which one is informal or formal.
Maybe from the next time, I am supposed to choose ‘could you please’ from these options.
As you said, ‘could you please’ is practical and useful.
I can use this phrase on any occasions.
There is no reason not to use this.
I hope your lesson continues to upload eternally.
hi iam new member but i didn’t see any lessson here, what should i do?
Hello,REBECA! Thank you very much for teaching us.It helps me lot. Could you please explain me again the difference between may and can.I have a confusion in what situation I have to use can and when to use may. Thank s for helping!!!
Hello,REBECCA! Thank you very much for teaching us.It helps me a lot. Could you please explain me again the difference between may and can.I have a confusion in what situation I have to use can and when to use may. Thanks for helping!!!
Many thanks for your appreciated efforts. i have learned a lot from you :) ..
i’d like to improve my language speaking automatically so , if anyone wants to practice his language with me can add my skype so that we can teach each other maram.salem88
Thank you Rebecca!
Thank you, Ms. Rebecca, I love this lessons! and so the website.
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Thanks for you Rebecca, very important lesson.
thank you Rebecca that was great! :)
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I really learn more options when I speak . Thanks
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i will sent the big thinks for Mrs Rebecca
Your courses are very interesting and useful . great.
what about : would you like and would you please? are they correct?
Thank you for your lessons Rebecca.
Could you answer my question, please:
Is it polite to ask somebody, e.g.: “May I have a glass of water, please?”
That’s SUPER POLITE.
its nice lesson for making request and to make it useful in daily life.thanks rebbeca hopefully many students learn alot from u.
hi .help me guys…is it ok if i say” could you read this or could you please read this?
Thank you mam! This is very useful lesson. COULD YOU PLEASE TEACH ME ABOUT ‘HOW TO SPEAK FAST IN AND CORRECT MANNER’ BECAUSE SOME ONE SAYS I’M “SPEAKING LIKE READING”. SO I don’t know how to speak and fearless. so could you help me mam? THANKS MAM.
Thanks.I have known that polite expression is important for worldwide.If I have a chance to speak in official situation,I will speak in a manner that I have learned in this lesson.
Thanks for the great lesson .
Thanks Rebecca. verry helpful. I fot 100 pecent
I got 80%! you are the best teacher for me.thanks!
Thanks Rebecca I got 80%.
Your lession so valuable for me..thanks my teacher
WOW!!!What a lovely and interesting class Rebecca..thanks a lot for teaching this topic..
could you please tell me about different of give me a hand and gie me hand (IN Quiz)?
Because I mistake.
all of your lessons are helpful for me . i really like that. i can improve grammatical rules in English .
could you pass some salts, please?
would you mind opening the door?
would you bring me a cup of tee?
please tell me a reason why you’re so late?
please ckeck these sentences for me .
10 of 10! Thanks a lot, Rebecca!
thank you rebecca.
This lesson is very valuable for my business practice. Thank you teacher, join me in skype ;)
its a great lesson. i have done the quiz well.
thanks rebecca i got 10 correct out of 10
Thank you again Rebecca
Thanx rebeeca for having a great lesson..
Would you mind explaining what the differance between ( chance and opportunity )
thank you so much..this lesson give me only 60. it’s mean i still understand all. i hope my english will getting better.
I want to say thank you, Rebecca! I watch your lesson not only because it`s useful and clear, but also because of your mood and smile. I live in Ukraine and now it is not good times in our country and most of the people are sad and angry, so you make me smile and give me an inspiration =))
Got 10 out of 10 :)
Hi Every body
Mrs: Rubbeca i got 6 out 10. i will try to be fast a next quiz for your lesson. really teacher rubbeca i loved the way of teaching, so i appreciate for that. a polite are very important to use because when you are ask some body a question about you or another affairs you must be use a politely.
thanks teacher i am very glad to listen in your video and really my time spend watching in your lessons.
thanks my dear teacher. if saw my comments how to write is wrong please tel and then i will try to make how to right.
about “May” Rebecca. Isn’t it good to use it when you want to speak politely. Thank you for you answer.
Thank you very much, Teacher Rebecca.
Could you please explain the difference between ‘Send them an email / Send those an email’
Is the second sentence correct?
Dear Rebecca,your class was so helpful.
Thanks a lot.
thanks. It’s helpful
Thank you, Rebecca!
can we make it as a conditional rule that, after would you mind- comes verb + ing ? and after could you- comes the Vb.only without ing … ?
Thanks, great lesson.
With your lessons, you give me a hand to learn English.
Thank you Rebecca…
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engvid always # 1 .learn easily .my English is mush improving now.
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This lesson was very helpful.
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I really enjoy it.
Thanks you so much
Thanks Rabecca, I am so lucky to have a great teacher like you. You are speaking very soft and gentle and understandable. Thanks again
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Thanks for the lesson, I am having a test tomorrow evening, so it was very helpful.
Thanks a lot . You are one of the best teachers who I know.
I got 7/10. Thanks for the lesson!
You got 10 correct out of 10.
I got 8 out of 10. Very useful lesson for me. Thank you so much
9/10, thanks a lot!
Thank you very much for your continuous interest in teaching students the vital lessons. Much appreciated. Could you please advise, should “would you mind” to be followed by the “verb+ing”?
how can i ask for food in informal way?
I got 10/10.
Thank you! =)
Rebecca, the word “mind” is a polite word as well, but “please” is a much more polite word.