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    #1

    Thumbs down I don't want to answer.

    Sometimes somebody asks you a question tht you don't like or don't want to answer and the answer is private.

    1 What's the polite way to refuse the question?

    2 What's the conservative way to refuse the question?

    3 What's the impolite way to refuse the question?
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    #2

    Re: I don't want to answer.

    Polite: Please don't ask me that.
    Impolite: That is none of your business.

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    #3

    Re: I don't want to answer.

    1. 'I'm sorry; I don't wish to answer that.'

    2. 'I'm not going to answer that.'

    3. 'Mind your own business'/'That's for me to know and you to find out.'

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    #4

    Re: I don't want to answer.

    Is it blunt to say 'I would not like to answer private questions'?

    Not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: I don't want to answer.

    It's short and to the point. I suppose you could describe that as blunt. However, I don't like the use of "private questions". The questions aren't private - the answers are.

    I don't want to answer any personal questions.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: I don't want to answer.

    No comment.

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    Re: I don't want to answer.

    That sounds like something you would say in a legal interview.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: I don't want to answer.

    My mom used to say "Are you writing a book?"

    Then follow with "Well, leave that chapter out."

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    #9

    Re: I don't want to answer.

    I'd rather not answer that.

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    #10

    Re: I don't want to answer.

    If you're at a job interview and you're confident enough to say it, you could use "I'm sorry, but I can't see how that is relevant to my suitability for this job".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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