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    Can the word "PLEASE" use in a sentence like this: I please you to come to my house. Heard it from a friend.

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    Re: Please

    No, that would never be said by a native speaker.

    I plead with you, perhaps.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Please

    ***neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***

    Quote Originally Posted by ifalikson View Post
    Can the word "PLEASE" use in a sentence like this: I please you to come to my house. Heard it from a friend.
    Maybe,
    I am pleased that you have come to my house.
    I am pleased to have you over.


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    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    ***neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***



    Maybe,
    I am pleased that you have come to my house.
    I am pleased to have you over.
    Thank you and yes, I know that.. Just wondering please as in a form of verb. I understand that please is an adjective. Anyway, thanks and got my answer.

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    Re: Please

    Quote Originally Posted by ifalikson View Post
    Thank you and yes, I know that.. Just wondering please as in a form of verb. I understand that please is an adjective. Anyway, thanks and got my answer.
    Yes, "please" may function as a verb, as euncu just wrote above.
    However, in your original sentence there is no room for "please" as a verb, as Barb_D already said.
    "Please" is not an adjective, depending on the situation it can be an adverb or a verb.

    Probably your friend meant "I plead you to come to my house," with the verb "plead" meaning "beg".

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    Re: Please

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    Yes, "please" may function as a verb, as euncu just wrote above.
    However, in your original sentence there is no room for "please" as a verb, as Barb_D already said.
    "Please" is not an adjective, depending on the situation it can be an adverb or a verb.
    "Pleased" is an adjective in "I am pleased that you came" = "I am delighted, happy, glad ... that you came".
    "Please" is a verb in "It would please me if you came", "Your coming pleases me".

    I please you to come to my house. Wrong
    It would please me if you came to my house. Right.

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    Re: Please

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "Pleased" is an adjective in "I am pleased that you came" = "I am delighted, happy, glad ... that you came".
    "Please" is a verb in "It would please me if you came", "Your coming pleases me".

    I please you to come to my house. Wrong
    It would please me if you came to my house. Right.
    Like what our teacher said
    Last edited by The Majesty; 30-Apr-2010 at 04:28.

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