Accepting and Refusing

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Accepting and refusing politely may depend on what you are asked. For example

Would you like some cake?

Yes, please.
Sure. Thanks
Okay. Thank you

No, thank you
I'd better not.
No, but thanks for offering.

Would you like to go see a movie?

Okay. Sounds good.
Sure. I'd love to.
Yeah. Good idea

No, I'd rather not.
I'm sorry, but I can't.
No, but thanks for inviting me.

How about some more pie?

All right. Thanks
Looks good. Thanks
Don't mind if I do.

No, thanks.
I'm really full. Thanks anyway.
Looks delicious, but I'll have to pass.

How about going skiing this weekend?

Great. What time?
Sounds like fun.
All right. When and where?

Sorry. I'm busy this weekend.
I don't think I can.
How about some other time?

See also :

Speaking : Inviting, Offering

Textbook Recommendation : Touchy Situations, Chapter 7

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