1) The following expressions are all used to say things more carefully so that you don’t upset someone. Put them in the correct categories:
… seems to be…
I don’t mean to be rude, but…
I seem to …..
Would it be possible to….?
Don’t you think?
I don’t mean to disturb you, but….
I was wondering if I could….
It looks like….
really (in negative sentences)
Wouldn’t it be better…..?
Would you mind….?
A) A word or phrase to soften an adjective, verb or adverb
B) A negative question used to politely disagree or argue with someone
C) A polite request
D) A softening phrase used to introduce a problem, complaint, negative remark, etc.
Now complete the dialogues using some of these expressions:
Shop assistant: Can I help you, sir?
Mark: Yes, I bought a…
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