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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
A: Are you saying I have a big nose?
B: _____________ your facial features are very well proportioned.

A: I can hardly see through the windows.
B: Are you saying my apartment is filthy?
A: ____________. The windows need cleaning.

A: I thought you said that you didn't like my project idea.
B: I'm sorry. _______________. What I meant was that we need more time to think about it.

A: You told us to take the boxes out to the recycling bin.
B: No, you misunderstood. _________________. I said to keep them, in case we needed to store some equipment.

A: ____________ I wanted to quit. I love working here, and I have no intention of leaving.
B: Sally must have misunderstood you. I'm glad you will be staying.

A: The committee has the final say on which charities we will be supporting this year.
B: _______________. As president of this company, I have the final say.

The company is running at a deficit. At this rate, we will go bankrupt within a year. ___________ we need to cut costs to return to profitability.

A: Are you making fun of my technique?
B: Well, ___________. If you use better technique, it will make your job easier.

A: Could you also do the dishes, please? B: _____________. You want me to clean my room, paint the fence, mow the grass, take out the trash, finish my homework, and do the dishes, too?

Which of these two sentences is more polite?


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21 Comments on “POLITE ENGLISH: 9 phrases for getting out of trouble”


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Tuesday, January 15th 2019

Thank you Benjamin.

Tuesday, January 15th 2019

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Tuesday, January 15th 2019

Thanks a lot Benjamin!!

Tuesday, January 15th 2019

Great lesson, Benjamin! Love your accent.

Tuesday, January 15th 2019

I’ve got 100! Thanks teacher!

Wednesday, January 16th 2019

Great Thank you brother !

Wednesday, January 16th 2019

Thank u Benjamin

Wednesday, January 16th 2019

8/10. Thank you so much benjamin! :)<3

Wednesday, January 16th 2019

I didn’t understand at all

Wednesday, January 16th 2019

Thank you so much. Very useful.

Wednesday, January 16th 2019

I have 70. I’m a bit confusion and don’t understand some sentences. anyway the lesson is very useful for conversation special in the office. Thank Benjamin, I will attemple next time

Friday, January 18th 2019

thank you I’ve got 60% I think is not bad cause is difficult little bit

Sunday, January 20th 2019

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Monday, January 21st 2019

Let me get this straight. 10 out 10. I think I got it.

Wednesday, January 23rd 2019

i got 40

Saturday, January 26th 2019

thank you

Thursday, January 31st 2019

I think i need to study more of the polite way to answer people

Tuesday, February 5th 2019

merci pour ses formes de politesse

Monday, February 11th 2019

Thank you very much!

Monday, February 11th 2019

I would like to imitate your phonetics. your really very good for teaching

Saturday, February 16th 2019
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