14 Ways To Say Please In English

Learn 14 ways to say ‘please’ in English in different situations. 

Useful English phrases for daily conversations. Formal and informal. These commonly used phrases will help you improve your English speaking skills.

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14 ways to say please in English

We’re going to explore 14 alternative ways to say ‘please.’ Many of these expressions can be preceded by the word ‘please,’ but they can also be used on their own. Let’s go through the list together. I’ll provide a situation for each one where you might find it useful.

after you

Meaning: used as a polite way to invite or allow someone to go ahead of you or to do something before you

Examples:

John stepped back and gestured, saying, “After you,” allowing his colleague to enter the meeting room first.

You go ahead and start eating, after you.

I insist, after you.

help yourself

Meaning: a polite way of inviting someone to take sth what’s offered without hesitation

Examples: 

The snacks are on the table, help yourself.

Feel free to take a brochure from the rack, help yourself.

Help yourself to some finger food from the buffet. There’s plenty for everyone.

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don’t wait for me

Meaning: tell someone that they should not delay or hold back for you

Examples:

Don’t wait for me, start eating while the food is still hot.

If you need to leave the party early, don’t wait for me.

I might take a bit longer to finish this task. Don’t wait for me; go ahead and have lunch.

allow me

Meaning: a polite and formal way of requesting permission to do something or offering assistance to someone; please let me

Examples:

Allow me to pour you a cup of coffee.

Allow me to introduce myself. I am John Smith.

Allow me to assist you with your bags.

Allow me to open the door for you.

let me help you there

Meaning: offer assistance or guidance to someone in a polite and considerate manner

Examples:

You’re having trouble understanding this concept? Let me help you there.

I see you’re struggling with those heavy boxes. Let me help you there.

You seem unsure about the directions. Let me help you there.

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if that’s alright with you

Meaning: a polite way of making a request or suggesting something without imposing on the other person

Examples:

Given the situation, I would like to request additional time off next week, if it’s alright with you.

If that’s alright with you if I could come in later for the next few mornings?

If it’s alright with you, can I take it home and work on it at the weekend?

let me give you a hand

Meaning: offer assistance or help to someone in a polite and friendly manner; please let me help you

Examples:

Let me give you a hand. I don’t have to be home so early this evening. We can get this finished in no time.

If you’re struggling with your bags, let me give you a hand.

when you’re ready/ when you get a chance

Meaning: whenever you’re available to take my order, please serve me when you have a moment

Examples:

When you’re ready, I’d like to place my order.

Excuse me, when you’re ready, could you make me a gin and tonic?

be my guest

Meaning: please go ahead, please feel free

Examples:

If you need to make a call, my mobile phone is right here. Be my guest.

Would you like to try some of my homemade cookies? Be my guest!

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kindly

Meaning: make a polite request or ask someone to do sth in a gentle manner

Examples:

Could you kindly do that report again?

Could you kindly complete it by the 5 o’clock deadline?

Could you kindly ask your team to go to the meeting room? We’ll start the meeting in 10 minutes.

Kindly observe the no smoking sign on university grounds to maintain a healthy environment.

Kindly be quiet when you’re in the library. Don’t disturb others who are studying or reading.

Could you kindly return this to reception when you’re finished with it?

don’t let me stop you

Meaning: a polite way of encouraging someone to continue their activity or conversation, indicating you don’t want to interrupt or interfere

Examples:

Oh, sorry to disturb you. Don’t let me stop you; keep studying.

Don’t let me stop you, go ahead and share your ideas during the brainstorming session.

Don’t let me stop you, I don’t eat biscuits but feel free to enjoy them if you like.

Don’t let me stop you, catch up with us when you’re finished.

if you could…

Meaning: a polite way of making a request or asking someone to do sth for you

Example:

If you could run that report when you get a chance, that would be great.

If you could get that customer on the line, that would be great.

If you could let me know your availability for a meeting, that’d be very helpful.

if you don’t mind

Meaning: a polite way of making a request or asking for someone’s permission

Examples:

If you don’t mind, I’ll call you back later.

If you don’t mind, I’d like to borrow your pen for a moment.

If you don’t mind, we’ll meet in the morning at 10 o’clock instead of 9 o’clock.

i’d appreciate it if you could

Meaning: a polite and considerate way of making a request

Examples:

I would appreciate it if you could leave your rubbish in the bin on the way out.

I would appreciate it if you could clear the desk because we have a clean desk policy here.

So, as always, the best approach is to practise 14 ways to say ‘please’ in English. Try them out with your friends and colleagues, and you can also write them down to gain a better understanding.

Don’t worry about memorising them all; there are various ways you can use them, so don’t feel overwhelmed.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out to me at www.englishlessonviaskype.com. I appreciate your support and interest in learning. Your suggestions are always welcome, and I’m looking forward to our next lesson together.

Thank you for watching and listening!

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