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    produce a passport?

    When you come up to a passport-check counter at an international airport, I think I would not be asked a question "Produce your passport please". Sounds kind of strange, does it? One should say something like "May I see your passport please" OR "Your passport please"

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    Re: produce a passport?

    'May I see your passport, please' is commonly heard.

    Not so much at passport control, however, as people don't need to be asked for it there - they have it in their hands already - more likely at duty-free shops.

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    Re: produce a passport?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'May I see your passport, please' is commonly heard.

    Not so much at passport control, however, as people don't need to be asked for it there - they have it in their hands already - more likely at duty-free shops.

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    Re: produce a passport?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    I hear such phrases as - produce your license, produce your evidence, produce your ID. One of the meanings of "produce" is to bring forth or to show something. You could say, "The tree didn't produce any pears." I suppose that you also could say, "The apple tree didn't produce any produce." This would be in the sense of an agricultural product.
    If you were a border-control officer, you would not say "produce your passport", would you?

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    Re: produce a passport?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    That would depend on the person. I cross the busiest border in the world (San Diego & Tijuana) and hear - ID please, ID, documents, passport, passport please. My sense of this is that, "produce your passport", is something that would be written rather than spoken.
    So it's more formal than? I might think of someone saying it,If one has been thinking of how to put it in a different way in an english class when asked by a teacher.

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