Can I ask you or may I ask you?
May I ask you a question? Asking for permission. In addition, “may” version is more polite than the “can” version. Realistically speaking, both ask for permission and neither is offensive, but yes, “may” is still more polite than “can.”
How do you address a lady in an email?
Use the following titles if you do know the recipient’s marital status.
- “Mrs.” is used for married women.
- “Ms.” is used for both married and unmarried women. Use this formal title when the woman’s marital status is unknown or irrelevant.
- “Miss.” is used for unmarried women.
Does favor slang?
do (one) a favor 1. To help someone else, typically at their request. Sometimes used sarcastically.
How long should the formal letters be?
Cover letter word count should be between 200 and 400 words (300 is the sweet spot.) Why? Because that’s the right length to fill up slightly more than half a page with 12-point font.
How do you write a formal email request?
Fortunately, the structure of a formal email of request is very simple:
- You start the email or letter by explaining what you are writing about (the topic/subject) and what the email’s purpose is (i.e. you want to ask them some questions or for something).
- Then in the next section, you ask them the questions or requests.
Can I ask you a favor or Favour?
Should I use favor or favour? These words are both correct and have the same meaning and usage. However, you should choose the spelling based on whether you use American or British English. Favor is the preferred spelling for American English.
Does Mrs mean married?
The prefix Mrs. is used to describe any married woman. In the present day, many women decide they want to keep their last name instead of taking their husband’s. These women are still referred to as Mrs. A widowed woman is also referred to as Mrs., out of respect for her deceased husband.
How do you kindly ask for something?
Use “WOULD YOU DO ME A FAVOR.” This is often used and you must use it when you are asking for a special request or favor. Other phrases for asking something to someone nicely are “DO YOU MIND,” WOULD YOU MIND, COULD I, WOULD IT BE OK IF, WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE, WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO, etc.
Do you assume Ms or Mrs?
Do You Assume Ms. or Mrs or Miss? Basically, miss should be used solely when referring to an unmarried woman, while Mrs. is the correct title for a married woman. Meanwhile, Ms. does not depend on marital status and can be used for all women.
Can you do me a Favour reply?
The polite way to ask is “can you do me a favour?” or “can I ask a favour?”, but that aside, in that context then appropriate responses could be “sure” or “of course” or “yes, what is it?” or “if I can” or “it depends on the favour” – these are all valid and normal (and there are many other options).
Can u do me a Favour meaning?
Do me a favor, please, and help me move this. —the phrase Do me a favor is sometimes used in an ironic way when a person wants someone to do something that he or she should do anyway Do me a favor and get home on time for once.
How do you politely ask for request?
Here are some better phrases to make polite requests in English:
- “Do you mind…?.”
- “Would you mind…?
- “Could I…?”
- “Would it be ok if…?”
- “Would it be possible…?”
- “Would you be willing to…?”
Do me a Flavour meaning?
(literally) Used to ask someone for a favour (may be polite or sarcastic). Could you possibly do me a favour and pass me that newspaper? Do me a favour and shut up. (Britain, idiomatic) Expressing incredulity.
Can I ask a Favour from you?
Asking for a favor refers to asking someone to do something for you. Use these phrases to politely ask for a favor. When someone asks you for a favor, you’ll have to either grant it (say yes) or refuse it (say no). Pay special attention to the form of the verb used in each case.