In Lessons 1 & 2, We have already studied the English expressions of gratitude and English etiquette. The purpose of learning lessons 1 & 2 was to be familiar with the expressions of politeness that make the English language different from our mother tongue. Today, Let's study more words, phrases and sentences of gratitude and etiquette. These expressions will help you understand how they are used in the English language. Read, Practise and use these expressions in your conversation to make it more effective.
1. The following expressions indicate the good manners of the speaker. If someone wants to do something and you use the following expressions, it means you politely permit them to do whatever they wish to.
As you wish
As you like
As you please
2. Use the following sentences to express your best wishes for someone
Accept my best wishes
Convey my best wishes to him
Wish you the best of luck
All the best
Please give my compliments to your father
Convey my regards to your father
3. The following sentences express your prayers and wishes for someone
May God help you
May God bless you
May God bless you with with a son
May God bless you with peace and happiness
May you always be lucky
May luck always be with you
4. The following expressions are a polite way of asking someone's name.
Hello, your good name please?
Your introduction please?
5. The following expressions are used to ask for permission
May I come in sir?
May I sit here?
6. The following sentence can be used instead of 'Excuse me' to attract someone's attention
May I have your attention please
7. Use the following sentences when you want to help someone
What service can I do for you?
How can I help you
8. The following sentences express your gratitude for someone
I am thankful to you
I am grateful to you
I am very grateful to you
I am really grateful to you
I am very much indebted to you
I am highly obliged
I am very/ much obliged to you
So nice of you
It's very kind of you
You are very kind
9. The following sentences are different ways of offering thanks to someone
Thanks for the present
Thanks for such a beautiful present
Thanks for your invitation
Thanks for your invitation to dinner
Thank you for your help
Thank you for your visit
Thanks for your visit
Many many thanks to you
Many many thanks to God
10. The following sentences are different ways of saying Sorry on different occasions
I am sorry
I am sorry I got a little late
I am sorry to have disturbed you
I am sorry to have troubled you
I am sorry to have bothered you
It all happened by mistake. Please excuse me