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    #1

    Then, see you tomorrow evening, your Highness!

    Is the following sentence used a formal context?

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    (After the king and his guest have established to meet each other the next day evening, the guest says: )

    Then, see you tomorrow evening, your Highness! ( Is there a more formal way to say the previous sentence)

    thank you in advance

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    #2

    Re: Then, see you tomorrow evening, your Highness!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    Is the following sentence used a formal context?

    Context:
    (After the king and his guest have established to meet each other the next day evening, the guest says: )

    Then, see you tomorrow evening, your Highness! ( Is there a more formal way to say the previous sentence?)

    Thank you in advance.
    The omission of the personal pronoun "I" makes it informal. More formal would be 'Then I shall see you tomorrow evening, your Highness!'

    Remember to start every sentence with a capital letter and to end every sentence with the relevant punctuation mark.
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 21-Jan-2013 at 22:06. Reason: Rewrite.

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    #3

    Re: Then, see you tomorrow evening, your Highness!

    I would have thought any statement involving the words "Your Highness" would probably take place in a pretty formal setting!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    #4

    Re: Then, see you tomorrow evening, your Highness!

    Except on the most formal of occasions, Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas Queen, Defender of the Faith, is addressed as ma'am (to rhyme with jam). On very formal occasions, she is Your Majesty, not Your Highness.

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    Re: Then, see you tomorrow evening, your Highness!

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Except on the most formal of occasions, Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas Queen, Defender of the Faith, is addressed as ma'am (to rhyme with jam). On very formal occasions, she is Your Majesty, not Your Highness.
    True, but who was talking about old Lizzie W?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    #6

    Re: Then, see you tomorrow evening, your Highness!

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    True, but who was talking about old Lizzie W?
    Few kings or queens (the royal sort) are mere Highnesses.

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    #7

    Re: Then, see you tomorrow evening, your Highness!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    Is the following sentence used a formal context?

    Context:
    (After the king and his guest have established to meet each other the next day evening, the guest says: )

    Then, see you tomorrow evening, your Highness! ( Is there a more formal way to say the previous sentence)

    thank you in advance
    Maybe the use of 'king' is loose. For example, Elizabeth II's husband would corrrectly be addressed as 'Your [Royal] Highness'. He's just not a king.

    b

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    #8

    Re: Then, see you tomorrow evening, your Highness!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    Is the following sentence used a formal context?

    Context:
    (After the king and his guest have established to meet each other the next day evening, the guest says: )

    Then, see you tomorrow evening, your Highness! ( Is there a more formal way to say the previous sentence)

    thank you in advance
    Maybe the use of 'king' is loose. For example, Elizabeth II's husband would corrrectly be addressed as 'Your [Royal] Highness'. He's just not a king.

    b

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    #9

    Re: Then, see you tomorrow evening, your Highness!

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    True, but who was talking about old Lizzie W?
    I shouldn't hold your breath about the likelihood of you featuring in the Birthday Honours List...
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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