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How do you ask for reason for calling?

How do you ask for reason for calling? You can either tell them the reason yourself when you give them your name and where you work or after they have asked you why you are calling. Normally to explain the reason you would start by saying ‘it’s regarding‘, ‘it’s concerning’, ‘it’s about’ or ‘I’m calling about’ and then give the reason.

Could you please can you please?

Both are correct. The first is more direct, and the second is more polite. Could you please . . . gives slightly more room for refusal than Can you please . . .

Can I call you is correct?

« Can I call you? » is used when you want to ask permission to phone someone at an undetermined point in the future. « Shall I call you? » is used when you want to offer to phone someone.

How do you politely ask for a call?

When you want to speak to a specific person, ask to speak to him or her with a polite question starting with ‘may’ or ‘could’. For example “May I speak to Rachel Smith, please?” sounds a lot better than “I want to speak to Rachel Smith”. Use polite questions when you are talking about the reason for your call, too.

What is the best time to call you answer?

When to call

The best time to call is generally in the morning between 9 am and 10 am. Typically, it is best not to call between 12 –2 pm since this is when most people take lunch.


Is could you please rude?

They’re not impolite — they’re just less polite than the versions with please.

Would you or could you please?

But I would suppose that “would” is more polite, because it expresses the idea of probability, and of willingness, and of the desire that something be done, whereas “could” is more in the realm of ability (yes I can). And according to the American Heritage Dictionary, “would” is used to make a polite request.

Which is correct could you or can you?

All are grammatically correct. Both are fine grammatically, but it appears that you are aiming for a relatively formal setting in which case « Could » is slightly more formal-sounding. Neither would be incorrect, however.

How should I call you or what should I call you?

« What can I call you » means what name you should address a person by. Could also be said as « what’s your name? » « What should I call you? » Is a way of asking a person what they would like to be called. For instance they might not like their name and wish you to call them by their nickname.

How do you respond to can I call you?

« Yes, absolutely! »

Can I call you sometime meaning?

A request to call someone that one is romantically interested in (as for a date). I really enjoyed spending time with you today—can I call you sometime?

Can you give me a call meaning?

: to call (someone) on the telephone Give me a call when you get back from your trip.

Can we have a call meaning?

How do you say this in English (US)? Can we have a call? I want to arrange a call (rather than discussing the matter over email). « Can we have a call? » seems the most natural and polite way to express it to me.

How do you reply to Can We Talk?

How to respond when your child says, “Can we talk?” In an ideal world: Respond immediately, stop what you are doing, make eye contact, and let them know you’re ready by answering, “Sure, what’s up?” Listen closely to what your child has to say, and respond empathetically, without making assumptions or passing judgment.

Am I speaking with or am I speaking to?

American English allows either ‘speak with’ or ‘speak to‘. British English discourages ‘speak with’, though it’s widely used. I’m a native Brit, and use ‘speak with’ wherever possible, despite it being frowned upon by traditionalists.

Does please sound rude?

‘ was perhaps your grandmother’s way of saying ‘try to be polite. ‘ Yet while ‘thank you’ is still important to civilized discourse, I find that ‘please’ has almost the opposite effect in American English. It can make a question sound urgent, blunt, and even downright rude.

How do you use will in a sentence?

When you’re talking about the future, “will” is a very common and simple way of describing what you anticipate or plan to happen. For example, “She will be catching the later train, but I will travel afterwards.” In this case, the word is actually a modal verb – and follows the same rules as other modals.

Can you use word in a sentence?

[M] [T] I bought every book on Japan I could find. [M] [T] I could swim well even when I was a child. [M] [T] She thought she could get him to like her. [M] [T] She was so angry that she could not speak.

Would you or will you?

Would: How They’re Different (and How to Use Each) The main difference between will and would is that would can be used in the past tense but will cannot. Also, would is commonly used to refer to a future event that may occur under specific conditions, while will is used more generally to refer to future events.

Can and could grammar?

Can, like could and would, is used to ask a polite question, but can is only used to ask permission to do or say something (« Can I borrow your car? » « Can I get you something to drink? »). Could is the past tense of can, but it also has uses apart from that–and that is where the confusion lies.

Which is more polite can you or could you?

To answer the question: « could » definitely sounds slightly more polite than « can » to a native speaker since it is less direct and more deferential as a result. « Could » is a form of « can », so both are technically asking « are you able to… ». This is not the difference between the two.

Could sentences examples in English?


Could sentence example

  • I wish you could hear yourself talking. …
  • What could he do about it but lose more sleep? …
  • How could she blame him? …
  • I never thought I could do it. …
  • How could he find out? …
  • I had let so much gas out of my balloon that I could not rise again, and in a few minutes the earth closed over my head.

Could uses in English?


We use could to show that something is possible, but not certain:

  • They could come by car. (= Maybe they will come by car.) …
  • It can be very cold here in winter. …
  • That can’t be true. …
  • It’s ten o’clock. …
  • It could be very cold there in winter. …
  • They know the way here. …
  • She can speak several languages. …
  • I can see you.

How do you ask someone what they like to be called?

« What’s your preferred title » sounds too formal. « What do you like to be called » sounds too informal. « Can I call you by your first name » sounds too demanding. « Are you comfortable with me calling you Doctor.

How do you ask someone’s name?

The simple way to ask someone’s name is to say, « What is your name? » If you are concerned that a question — any question — is abrupt or potentially rude, you can soften it by saying, « Excuse me, but … » or « Would you please tell me … » or « Would you mind telling me … ».

How do you want me to address you meaning?

It’s asking the addressee how he or she wants to be called: by what name or title.

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