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Hi there!

 

During this lesson, we're going to look at how to use the word: Please.

 

Depending on where you position the word: Please, the meaning of the sentence can change the feel of how you say or write something.

 

If you ask a question, you can put the word: Please at the beginning, the middle, or at end of the sentence, but the person listening to you, or reading your email will perceive a different significance in each case.

 

Here are some examples when asking questions:

 

Please, could you send me the information as soon as possible?

This gives the impression that you are begging for the infomation and it makes you seem weak.

 

Could you please send me the information as soon as possible?

This gives the impression that you are annoyed, and you give the impression that the person you are speaking or writing to, is taking too long to send the information to you.

 

Could you send me the information as soon as possible please?

This is a standard polite request.

 

When you make statements, however, you can put the word: Please at the beginning:

For example: Please don't hesitate to contact us for any further information.

This is a standard polite offer.

 

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