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    Take it!

    When you offer someone a cake or a chocolate, what do you say? "Please" or "help yourself"? Are there words which are more suitable?


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    Re: Take it!

    I would say really depend of how many of chocolate do u have in a box, are u giving to your pals or your collegeues, for your pals( truly friend -- help yourself ), for collegeues(working with u -- please.

    I don't know what u have think, this is just my opinion.

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    Re: Take it!

    depending on how close you are I'd say "Have one,.."

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    Re: Take it!

    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    depending on how close you are I'd say "Have one,.."
    I was thinking about it, too, but won't it be percived that I am mean with the sweets?

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    Re: Take it!

    no, it's just a phrase , and since you give it such a lot of thought

    you must be a genererous person

    still,as soon as you realize that there are several biscuits/toffees left
    you could always say "why don't you have another one ?"

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    Re: Take it!

    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    depending on how close you are I'd say "Have one,.."
    I was thinking about an official situation.
    "Please" with some elements of courtesy.

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    Re: Take it!

    Quote Originally Posted by goingtocalifornia View Post
    I was thinking about an official situation.
    "Please" with some elements of courtesy.

    what about
    "Would you care for some nibbles[things like nuts,crisps,etc before a meal]..?"
    or
    "Help yourself to ... , please"
    if you want to offer sg to drink
    "Can I pour you some juice? Say when."[tell me when I have served enough]
    I found these quite helpful

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    Re: Take it!

    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    what about
    "Would you care for some nibbles[things like nuts,crisps,etc before a meal]..?"
    or
    "Help yourself to ... , please"
    if you want to offer sg to drink
    "Can I pour you some juice? Say when."[tell me when I have served enough]
    I found these quite helpful
    That's exactly what I've been looking for. Thank's a lot.

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    #9

    Re: Take it!

    it was a pleasure , goingtocalifornia

    good luck and Merry Xmas!

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