Student or Learner
Is there any difference in Courtesy and Politeness.
Say when there ever came some visitors to my house,
the first thing that I always did was to ask them: "Would you want some drinks?"
But, should this be considered as a way of Courtesy or Politeness?
Please help clarify, teachers.
Generally, courtesy refers to behaviour and politeness refers to speech.
If a man opens a door for a lady, that's courtesy.
Saying please and thank you in the right places is politeness.
Please note that that is not an absolute rule (we have very few absolute rules) but it's a good guide.
You should say to your guests "Do you want a drink?" or "Would you like a drink?" or "Would you like something to drink?" or "Can I get you a drink?" - there are many variations. All of these are polite and are nice things to say to your guests.