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  1. Ryan

    Who might you be?

    'Who might you be?' - Is this a polite way of asking for a person's name? Does the question show that the speaker is uncertain as to who the listener is? When do we use this question in our daily life?

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    I don't think it's a very polite way of asking that, no; I think it's a bit abrupt.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    • May I ask your name?


    • My name is Ron. What is yours?


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