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Hello teachers and forum colleagues!
Would you kindly answer to my question and correct my possible mistakes on this post?
I've recently learned the expression "sales clerk attendant". Then I looked up the verb "attend" on some online dictionaries to check its senses and whether its use would be considered formal or consultative register.
Are the following phrases correct and do they convey the proper meaning given the respective contexts? If so, do they sound informal? If not, what would be better to say not to sound formal? Is there an equivalent idiom?
1) Speaking to an attendant in a shop/store (if she or he is not looking in your direction):
-- Would you please attend me?
2) To a second attendant that comes to you while a first one is in the storage looking for something you want to see in other color:
-- I''ve already been attended, thank you.
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by Conatus; 06-Oct-2013 at 05:47.
For 2, you could also used I'm (already) being served, thank you.
Or "Someone is already taking care of me."
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.