English Grammar In Focus
Learning English Grammar As A Foreign Language

date: February 3, 2010

POLITE REQUESTS

Belajar Bahasa Inggris Grammar & Conversation Lengkap
USAGE: Polite Request is used to express invitation or request to do something politely. This uses some certain expressions, like;

    Will you + Bare Infinitive …….?             (maukah kamu ……………?)
    Would you + Bare Infinitive …?              (maukah kamu ……………?)
    Would you like + To Infinitive …….?      (maukah kamu ……………?)
    Could you + Bare Infinitive …?               (dapatkah/maukah kamu…?)
    Would you mind + -Ing Form Verb….?   (Sudikah kamu ……………?)
                                                                   or,
                                                                    (Berkeberatankah kamu …?)

For Examples;

    Will you come to my house tomorrow morning?
    (maukah kau datang ke rumahku besok pagi?)

    Would you mind sending this letter for her?
    (berkeberatankah kamu mengirimkan surat ini untuknya?)

    Would you like to boil water for me?
    (maukah kamu merebus air untukku?)

    Would you come along with us?
    (maukah kamu ikut serta/bergabung dengan kami?)

    Could you help me?
    (maukah/dapatkah kamu membantuku?)

It will be better when we put “please” like this follows!

    Will you please celeberate your birthday in my house?
    (maukah kamu merayakan hari Ultahmu di rumahku?)

    Would you like to close the window, please?
    (maukah kamu menutup jendela itu?)

    would you mind carrying this suitcase for me, please?
    (sudikah kamu membawakan koper ini untukku?)

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