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    Default Please Let me am I polite?

    My Uncle asked me "Should I drop you?"
    I answered "I can go by walk".

    Was I polite. Is it right to answer so or is there any polite sentence to say?

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    Default Re: Please Let me am I polite?

    Welcome to the forum, anandharajagopal.

    It would be better to say 'No, thanks - I'll walk.'

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    Default Re: Please Let me am I polite?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    I believe that most Americans prefer the preposition "on":

    I'll go ON foot.

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    Default Re: Please Let me am I polite?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    I believe that most Americans prefer the preposition "on":

    I'll go ON foot.
    . . .most UK citizens, too.

    Rover

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    Default Re: Please Let me am I polite?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Please Let me am I polite?

    Or Thanks for the offer, but I'll walk.

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    Thanks again.

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    Default Re: Please Let me am I polite?

    They key to being polite is to thank the person for the offer, whether you accept the offer or not.

    No thank you, I will...
    Thank you, I would appreciate that.
    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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