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    #1

    will you say / are you saying

    When I want to remind my child to say thank after having given him something, is it correct to say:
    "What will you say?"
    "What are you saying?"
    I'm hesitating between the tenses.
    Thank you!

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    Re: will you say / are you saying

    In BrE, we say "What do you say?" in order to elicit "Thank you". To elicit "Please", we say "What's the magic word?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: will you say / are you saying

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In BrE, we say "What do you say?" in order to elicit "Thank you". To elicit "Please", we say "What's the magic word?"
    Same here.

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