Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. nyota's Avatar
    Senior Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2009
    • Posts: 615
    #1

    Could you repeat please?

    Out of curiosity - which of the following phrases seems most natural to you when asking somebody to repeat something:

    Could you repeat please?
    Come again?
    Pardon?
    Other?

    I'm more interested in common, less formal reactions (yes, I realise the first example doesn't really fall into this category )

  2. buggles's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Aug 2007
    • Posts: 3,987
    #2

    Re: Could you repeat please?

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    Out of curiosity - which of the following phrases seems most natural to you when asking somebody to repeat something:

    Could you repeat that please?
    Come again?
    Pardon?
    Other?

    I'm more interested in common, less formal reactions (yes, I realise the first example doesn't really fall into this category )
    Other phrases include,

    "Sorry?"

    "You what?" (A bit "common" or coarse, that one).

    "What was that?"

    "What did you say?"

    "Eh?"

    "Sorry, I didn't (quite) catch that."



    buggles (not a teacher)

  3. nyota's Avatar
    Senior Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2009
    • Posts: 615
    #3

    Re: Could you repeat please?

    Thanks...and btw - Eh's killed me ^^

    Regards

Similar Threads

  1. to repeat?
    By Allen165 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-Sep-2009, 20:32
  2. can you repeat me the way, please?
    By ripley in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-Nov-2008, 22:19
  3. repeat the subject
    By ripley in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Nov-2008, 14:47
  4. repeat across the thumb
    By Eway in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 15-Apr-2007, 22:34
  5. repeat sales (is or are)
    By ggomad in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-Aug-2004, 21:04

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •