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    I will prepare your order...

    Hi teachers,

    Which one of the following sentences can be said by a waiter after he took an order? Can you please tell me which one natural is?

    1)I will prepare your order immediately.
    2)Your order will be prepared immediately.(Is this more kindly than first sentence?)

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    Re: I will prepare your order...

    Quote Originally Posted by ercantuncer View Post
    Hi teachers,

    Which one of the following sentences can be said by a waiter after he takes an order? Can you please tell me which one is natural?

    1)I will prepare your order immediately.
    2)Your order will be prepared immediately.(Is this more kindly than first sentence?)
    #2 is better.

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    Re: I will prepare your order...

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    #2 is better.
    Thanks for your answer and corrected my question grammatically. I am confused about the place of 'is'.

    Do you know who he is? ( I think this is correct. 'is' is at the end of the sentence.)
    Can you tell me which one is natural? ( I didn't understand why 'is' isn't at the end of the sentence.)

    Can you please explain it?

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    Re: I will prepare your order...

    I agree with bhai. The waiter does not usually prepare the food.

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    #5

    Re: I will prepare your order...

    Quote Originally Posted by ercantuncer View Post
    Hi teachers,

    Which one of the following sentences can be said by a waiter after he took an order? Can you please tell me which one natural is?

    1)I will prepare your order immediately.
    2)Your order will be prepared immediately.(Is this more kindly than first sentence?)
    It would be more natural to say "We will prepare your order immediately."

    Look up active voice and passive voice. Both are good, both formally and conversationally, but active voice is generally considered stronger.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: I will prepare your order...

    There is nothing wrong with the passive voice there. I prefer it.

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