OFFERING, ACCEPTING & REFUSING OFFER
OFFERING, ACCEPTING AND REFUSING OFFER
- Offer means to give something physical or abstract to someone which can be taken as a gift or a trade.
- Offer can be in terms of food, money, solutions, friendship or a bargain
- Offer means to give help. It can be taken or refused.
1. OFFERING THINGS
Offering things in English is important for every time we want to be polite, host people at your home or work, etc. We can use the phrases below which is about how to accept offers graciously if we want to treat our guests generously
Here are some of the most important phrases used to offer something :
- Can I get you some…?
- Would you like some..?
- May I offer you some…?
- Would you like me to get you some..?
- How about some?
- What about some?
- What do you say about some?
- Are you up for some?
| Formal Dialogue
Person 1: Can I get you something to drink?
2. ACCEPTING OFFER
Accepting offers is as important as we offer something. We have to make sure to thank our host to show our politeness. The following phrases are commonly used when accepting an offer:
- Thank you.
- Yes, please.
- I’d like it very much.
- Thank you, I would.
- That would be very nice.
Person 1: May I get you some to drink?
If we don’t want to accept an offer, be sure to politely refuse. Offering an excuse is also a good idea in order not to offend your kind host.
Politely refusing offers:
Person 1: Would you like some cookies?
Person 2: Thank you, but I’m on a diet.
Person 1: How about a cup of tea?
Person 2: I’d like to have a cup of tea.
Unfortunately, I’m late for a meeting.