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Could for Requests
"Could" is used to make polite requests. Here are some
examples:


  • Could you please pass the salt?
  • Could you turn down the music?
- See more at: http://www.learnenglish-online.com/grammar/modals/could.html#sthash.29gJgFAA.dpuf
Could for Requests
"Could" is used to make polite requests. Here are some
examples:


  • Could you please pass the salt?
  • Could you turn down the music?
- See more at: http://www.learnenglish-online.com/grammar/modals/could.html#sthash.29gJgFAA.dpuf
Could for Requests
"Could" is used to make polite requests. Here are some
examples:


  • Could you please pass the salt?
  • Could you turn down the music?
- See more at: http://www.learnenglish-online.com/grammar/modals/could.html#sthash.29gJgFAA.dpuf
Could for Requests
"Could" is used to make polite requests. Here are some
examples:


  • Could you please pass the salt?
  • Could you turn down the music?
- See more at: http://www.learnenglish-online.com/grammar/modals/could.html#sthash.29gJgFAA.dpuf
Could for Requests
"Could" is used to make polite requests. Here are some
examples:


  • Could you please pass the salt?
  • Could you turn down the music?
- See more at: http://www.learnenglish-online.com/grammar/modals/could.html#sthash.a9uMSJGg.dpuf

CAN (pro neformální žádosti)

Can you open the window, please? 

Můžeš prosim tě otevřít okno?

COULD (pro zdvořilostní žádost)

Could you open the window, please?

Mohl bys prosím tě otevřít okno?

MAY (pro zdvořilostní žádost)

May I open the window? 

Mohl bych otevřít okno?

Další zdvořilostní obraty a fráze využívající modálních sloves:

WOULD

Would you pick me up after work?   Mohl bys mě po práci vyzvednout?
Would you do the shopping today, please? Mohl bys prosím tě dnes nakoupit?

Would you like to sit here?

WOULD / MIND

Would you mind picking me up after work? Nevadilo by ti mě dnes po práci vyzvednout?
Would you mind cooking tonight?  Nevadilo by ti dnes večer uvařit?

Would you mind lending me your book, please?

Would you mind giving me a hand with my suitcase?

WOULDN'T

Wouldn't you do that for me? Neudělal bys to pro mě?

Typical responses to requests

If you want to respond to a request positively, use the following typical responses to requests.

Formal style: I'd be glad to. / I'd be happy to.

Less formal: Yes, of course. / Of course. / Certainly.

Informal: Sure. / No problem. / Uh-huh.

Examples:

Could you tell her that Roy James called? – I'd be glad to.

Could you help me with this report? – Yes, of course. / Certainly.

Could you tell me where the bank is, please? – Sure. It's right around the corner on Fifth Street, next to the post office.

Could I borrow your calculator for a minute? – Sure, here it is.

 

Formal style: I'm afraid it's not possible. / I'm very sorry, but... / I'd like to, but... / I wish I could (help), but...

Practising:

Exercise 1 - zde

Test 1 - zde