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    Default How many of you ?

    Say, I am working in a hotel and when a guest comes in I want to know ask the number of people come with him/her. Is that the question ?

    " May I know how many of you " ?

    I wish to know the typical way of saying so :P . Hopefully this is it :)

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    Default hotel check-in

    Hotel Clerk:

    How many (people) will there be?
    How many will you (plural) be?
    How many will be checking in (with us)?

    Cybil: There'll be just 7 of us today.

    :D

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    Default Re: hotel check-in

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Hotel Clerk:

    How many (people) will there be?
    How many will you (plural) be?
    How many will be checking in (with us)?

    Cybil: There'll be just 7 of us today.

    :D
    Thanks :)

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    Cybil had MPD (multiple personality disorder).

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    Default How many?

    "How many are in your group?" is, I think, a question that is commonly asked in such situations.

    :)

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    Thanks Cas and Ron :)

    Simple form of speech can easily put non-native speakers down so often :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    Thanks Cas and Ron :)

    Simple form of speech can easily put non-native speakers down so often :P
    I think I know what you mean to say. Please tell me if I am right.

    • Learning English is sometimes frustratingly difficult because something that seems like it should be easy isn't easy.


    (You can't use putdown, because a putdown is an insult.)

    Being a native speaker, I have an enormous advantage, because I "pick things up" just by hearing them. However, it did take me decades to get to where I am.

    :wink:

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    Default You are welcome

    You are welcome always.

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