Social Expression

Do you think are these correct social expression?

1  A: (i) Can you play badminton with me? 

         (ii) You want to play badminton? 

    B: Sure. Let me get my racquet.

 

2   A: Do you want some more chicken?

     B: (i) Sure. / Yes.

         (ii) Sure, thanks, mum. / Sure, Mum. / Sure. Mum

       (iii) Sure. Give me 1 more chicken.

     (iv) Sure. I want some more chicken. 

 

3  A: May I take your order? 

    B: (i) Yes. / Sure.

        (ii) I want one more cheese sandwich. 

 

 

Thank you very much. 

 

 

 

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bearbear posted:

*Do you think are these correct social expression?

Hi, bear_bear: You can say, "Are these correct social expressions?" But if you begin with "Do you think," you can't use inversion in the actual question. You must say, "Do you think [that] these are correct social expressions?"

bearbear posted:

1  A: (i) Can you play badminton with me? 

         (ii) You want to play badminton? 

    B: Sure. Let me get my racquet.

Yes, those are OK in informal English. Speaker A can also say:

  • Would you like to play badminton with me?
  • Can I interest you in playing badminton with me?
  • How about a game of badminton?
  • (Do you) feel like playing badminton?
bearbear posted:
2   A: Do you want some more chicken?

     B: (i) Sure. / Yes.

         (ii) Sure, thanks, mum. / Sure, Mum. / Sure. Mum

       (iii) Sure. Give me 1 more chicken.

     (iv) Sure. I want some more chicken.

Yes. But in (iii) you should say "1 more piece of chicken."

bearbear posted:

3  A: May I take your order? 

    B: (i) Yes. / Sure.

        (ii) I want one more cheese sandwich.

I prefer "I'd like" to "I want" in this context. Also, please note that "one more cheese sandwich" implies that you have already ordered a cheese sandwich, though you haven't mentioned it in the context. Lastly, instead of "May I take your order?," you may, depending on the context, also hear "May/Can I help you?," "Are you ready to order?," etc.

bearbear posted:

Thanks for your help.

But, should I know in "B (ii)"  Which is the correct punctuation? 

How about "B(i)"  - Short answer is provided. 

2 A: Do you want some more chicken?

B: (i) Sure. / Yes.

(ii) Sure, thanks, mum. / Sure, Mum. / Sure. Mum

What do you think, bear_bear?

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