Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Ukrainian
      • Home Country:
      • Ukraine
      • Current Location:
      • Ukraine

    • Join Date: Sep 2010
    • Posts: 3,469
    #1

    ID someone

    Is it OK to use it in such contexts?

    If I tended bar and a customer ordered a drink but I was not sure if he was 21, would it be OK to say "I'm going to have to ID you."?

    If I was a cashier and a customer wanted to charge some goods on his credit card, would it be OK to say "I'm going to have to ID you, sir."?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,516
    #2

    Re: ID someone

    Yes, it's OK, though a bit brusque.

    A more polite way of asking would be 'May I see your ID, please, sir?'

    Rover

  1. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #3

    Re: ID someone

    Yes

  2. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #4

    Re: ID someone

    You're too fast for me, Rover.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Ukrainian
      • Home Country:
      • Ukraine
      • Current Location:
      • Ukraine

    • Join Date: Sep 2010
    • Posts: 3,469
    #5

    Re: ID someone

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    You're too fast for me, Rover.
    Can I ID something?

    "I'll have to ID this information instead of I'll have to verify this information."?

  3. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #6

    Re: ID someone

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Can I ID something?

    "I'll have to ID this information instead of I'll have to verify this information."?
    It sounds most odd to me. I'd say it's not possible.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,516
    #7

    Re: ID someone

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    You're too fast for me, Rover.
    That must be a first!

  4. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #8

    Re: ID someone

    I overslept.

    And I have a tendency to put Ostap's posts at the bottom of my list. (Only kidding, Ostap )

  5. Khosro's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Jan 2011
    • Posts: 530
    #9

    Re: ID someone

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I overslept.

    And I have a tendency to put Ostap's posts at the bottom of my list. (Only kidding, Ostap )
    Perhaps not just a joke. If one starts replying a thread of ostap they (s)he shoud stop answering any other thread, because (s)he will be busy for a while!

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Ukrainian
      • Home Country:
      • Ukraine
      • Current Location:
      • Ukraine

    • Join Date: Sep 2010
    • Posts: 3,469
    #10

    Re: ID someone

    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    Perhaps not just a joke. If one starts replying a thread of ostap they (s)he shoud stop answering any other thread, because (s)he will be busy for a while!
    Hey I'm just trying to learn as much stuff as I can. A person can't learn everything from the grammar text-book!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

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
  •