Skills

Levels

Requesting

Informal

Please . . .

Would you . . .

Could you . . .

Would you please . . . .

Could you possibly . . .

Would you mind (V+ing) . . .

Could you do me a favor?

Formal

Could I ask you to . . .

Would you mind if I asked you to . . .

Would you be so kind as to . . .

For Conversation practice:

Speaking Situations: Requesting

See also:

Grammar: Common Modal Usage

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16