Here are some examples of when using “please” is necessary:
- When requesting something…May I use your telephone, please?
- Giving instructions to make the order more polite…Please fill in this form
- Confirming help…Would you like to come with us? - Yes, please.
- When navigating your way through a crowd…Please, excuse me. Thank you.
When not to use please”…
- As a response to someone saying thank You…Thank you. Please
- Telling someone something….I am going to the store.
Here are some examples of when saying “Thank You” is necessary:
- When a compliment is given…You're a fantastic tennis player!
- To accept and/or refuse an offer…Would you like something to drink?
Thank you. I'd like a cola, please. Do you want to join us at the concert tonight?
No thank you. I need to study!
- When buying/giving someone a cup of coffee….”Thank you.”
- When someone does something nice for you
When saying “Thank You” is not necessary:
- When someone does something unkind to you.
- When someone refuses to acknowledge your presence.
- When someone rushes past you shoving you as they go by.
Can you think of situations when you should use these terms? Practice and share with others how it’s going.
1. Make eye contact (very important if you want to appear sincere!)
3. Speak in a clear, friendly voice. Don't mutter!
4. Be specific – what exactly are you thanking the person for?
Thank you for your help with this.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
Thank you for the delicious dinner.