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    #1

    Post How to say no!

    I decided not to volunteer as a tour guide and want to let someone know about it. How do I really say it?

    Is it ok to say.....

    Thank you, but I won't participate in giving a tour.

    No, Thank you I won't giving a tour.

    Please help what is the best way/polite way to say no.

    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: How to say no!

    Quote Originally Posted by jkl View Post
    I decided not to volunteer as a tour guide and want to let someone know about it. How do I really say it?

    Is it ok to say.....

    Thank you, but I won't participate in giving a tour.

    No, Thank you I won't giving a tour.

    Please help what is the best way/polite way to say no.

    Thanks in advance.
    Are you going to do it in writing, or will you phone them?

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    #3

    Re: How to say no!

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Are you going to do it in writing, or will you phone them?
    In writing. Email

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    #4

    Re: How to say no!

    jkl, I just want to remind you that there is nothing wrong to give away some information about your country.
    (Everything is empty here.)
    This only helps other members because if they know your native language, they know how you think.

    Cheers!

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    Post Re: How to say no!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    jkl, I just want to remind you that there is nothing wrong to give away some information about your country.
    (Everything is empty here.)
    This only helps other members because if they know your native language, they know how you think.

    Cheers!

    I had my country's name as well as the name of my native language. I removed all of it because I did not have a very good experiences. At one point someone started to reply to my post in my language. I am here to practice english. But you are right there is nothing wrong if someone posts the native language. I agree with you!

    Best,
    jkl

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    #6

    Re: How to say no!

    Hello,
    I agree with you, but I barely see someone writing in other languages.
    The problem is Germans make other mistakes compared to the Frenches.
    (As example.)
    And if you're French another French person knows how you think and where the problem is.
    And then it's not necessary to answer in French.
    (As said, only examples. I don't know where you are from .)

    Look, I've just created that thread:
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...nce-again.html

    Cheers!

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    #7

    Re: How to say no!

    Quote Originally Posted by jkl View Post
    In writing. Email
    Anyway, back to your question!

    Dear [name]

    I would like to inform you that unfortunately I will not be able to volunteer as a tour guide.

    Thank you for offering me the opportunity and perhaps I will be able to volunteer in the future.

    Yours sincerely

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