Do you know that British people are some of the most polite and diplomatic people in the world? Have you ever wondered why it is so?
What if I say you too can be as polite and diplomatic as they are? Otherwise, you can easily end up sounding rude in a foreign language if you don’t use some certain expressions.
As my reader, I don’t want you to have any problems with your English in your life and today I am coming up with a list of very useful expressions that can help you present yourself more polite and diplomatic next time you argue with someone at work and disagree with what he or she says.
Take them away!
1. If you want my opinion, …
2. The problem now is that …
3. I don’t agree that …
4. The point I’m trying to make is that most of them …
5. If you ask me …
6. To tell you the truth, I don’t mind …
7. I know what you are saying is true, but I …
See how they can be used in examples below:
If you want my opinion, I can say that I disapprove your proposal because I don’t think it is quite viable.
The problem now is that you came to work late three times this month and I cannot tolerate such behavior any longer.
I don’t agree that you did everything on time. The last report you have submitted was 2 hours later than the deadline.
The point I’m trying to make is that most of them are old and if we use them in our presentations, our clients won’t be impressed at all.
If you ask me, I can say I can’t fully support his candidacy to study for MA in Japan for two years.
To tell you the truth, I don’t mind when you smoke in the office yard. However, if you wish to smoke inside the office, I do mind.
I know what you are saying is true, but I if you look at the situation from his prospective you will realize that he is totally innocent.
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