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    Is it common to say something like "You tired" out of courtesy?

    I went to a place by car with an American customer who may be aged over 70. It took us almost 2 hours to get there. The American looked like tired when we got out of the car. I wonder if it is common to say something like "You tired" out of courtesy in English speaking countries.
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    Re: Is it common to say something like "You tired" out of courtesy?

    You could say "I hope the journey didn't tire you too much" or "I hope you didn't find the journey too tiring".

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    Re: Is it common to say something like "You tired" out of courtesy?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You could say "I hope the journey didn't tire you too much" or "I hope you didn't find the journey too tiring".
    If I don't know whether the said American is tired, can I say 'Do you find the journey tiring?' or 'Does the journey tire you'? Or can I say 'Do you feel tired in the journey'?
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    Re: Is it common to say something like "You tired" out of courtesy?

    not a teacher

    You could say something like, "Did you find the journey tiring?".
    However, bhaisahab's suggestions are appropriate for the situation as well as showing polite concern for the elderly customer.

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    Re: Is it common to say something like "You tired" out of courtesy?

    As he's an American, he might find the word "trip" more natural than "journey."

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    Re: Is it common to say something like "You tired" out of courtesy?

    Note the errors in:

    You tired (no verb).
    Does the journey tire you? (This only works if it is a journey the man takes on a regular basis and you want to know if he always finds it tiring.)
    Do you feel tired in the journey? (You can say "Do you feel tired from the journey?")
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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