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    Question Any verb for this please?

    Hi all,

    Is there any verb used in this context please. (formal/informal) Imagine you're having some crisps with your friends and a new friend just joins you. You strech your hand ,holding the packet of crisps, towards your friend to have some. What's this called in English? (I mean the idea of asking Sb to have some of what we're having.)

    And, what's the expression we use while doing so? ("help yourself!"?)


    So mant thanks in advance...

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    Re: Any verb for this please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi all,

    Is there any verb used in this context please. (formal/informal) Imagine you're having some crisps with your friends and a new friend just joins you. You strech your hand ,holding the packet of crisps, towards your friend to have some. What's this called in English? (I mean the idea of asking Sb to have some of what we're having.)

    And, what's the expression we use while doing so? ("help yourself!"?)


    So mant thanks in advance...
    The verb is "to offer", you "offer your friend some crisps". Yes "help yourself" is fine. You could also say "would you like some?" or "please take some", these are a bit more formal.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 10-Feb-2010 at 13:08. Reason: punctuation

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    Smile Re: Any verb for this please?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The verb is "to offer", you "offer your friend some crisps". Yes "help yourself" is fine. You could also say "would you like some" or "please take some", these are a bit more formal.



    Hi,
    Most kind! Ta!

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