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    Hello everyone, i have some questions i would appreciate if you can help me.
    I want start working as cashier in grocery store in Australia but my English is not good enough to communicate with costumers.
    I am just looking for some general expression which can help me to do my job better.
    1-what is the best way to ask English speaker customers if they like to fill the plastic bag full or not?
    2-what is the best way to say to costumer if i fill the bag full, it will break.
    3-How can we say that there is a hole in the plastic bag? oh! my plastic bag is ....
    4-How would the native costumers say that: please fill the bag as much as possible.
    sorry for these silly questions.

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    Default Re: vocabulary+checkout+supermarket

    I am not sure about the obsession here with filling a bag right up. Shall I bag that? would probably be enough, though Australian speakers may be able to make more natural suggestions, but I expect someone doing the bagging to know how much a bag can take. If you put the bag into a second bag to make it stronger, we say double the bag.

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    Default Re: vocabulary+checkout+supermarket

    Quote Originally Posted by backspace2062 View Post
    Hello everyone, I have some questions and I would appreciate it if you can help me.
    I want to start working as a cashier in a grocery store in Australia but my English is not good enough to communicate with costumers customers.
    I am just looking for some general expressions which can help me to do my job better.

    1 - What is the best way to ask English-speaking customers if they like want me to fill the plastic bag full or not?
    2 - What is the best way to say to costumer customer that if I fill the bag full, it will break.
    3 - How can we say that there is a hole in the plastic bag? "Oh! My plastic bag is ..."
    4 - How would the native costumers customers say that "Please fill the bag as much as possible"?

    Sorry for these silly questions. Unnecessary.
    Firstly, please look at the amendments I have made to your post. Remember these rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    - End every sentence with a single appropriate punctuation mark.

    Also look at your use of articles and note the correct spelling of "customers".

    As far as your questions go:

    1. Do you want me to fill the bag right up?
    2. If I put too much in the bag, it might break/split.
    3. You shouldn't point out to the customer that there is a hole. If you are packing the goods, just throw the bag away and get a new one.
    4. Please put as much as you can in the bag.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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