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    #1

    If you'd like to

    If you'd like to take a seat, the doctor will see you shortly.

    What does "If you'd like to" mean in the above sentence?


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    #2

    Re: If you'd like to

    It is another way to say "Please take a seat". It is a politeness.

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    #3

    Re: If you'd like to

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It is another way to say "Please take a seat". It is a politeness.
    Can "politeness" be used as a countable noun?


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    Re: If you'd like to

    In that context, yes.

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