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    #1

    If I wanted some water...

    Hi everybody...
    I'm just picturing this scene: if I am in a restaurant or in a house sitting round the table and having lunch/dinner with someone and if I wanted to tell someone to pass me the water or to pour it to me, how should I say?

    Maybe: Could you pour me some water please?
    OR: Could you get me some water?
    OR Could you pass me the water please?

    Or is there a phrasal verb I could you in this situation?

    Thanks very much for your answers.

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    #2

    Re: If I wanted some water...

    Will you please pass me the water?
    or
    Pass me the water, please.
    or
    Would you please pour me some water?
    or
    Would you please pour me a glass of water?
    or
    Excuse me. Will you please pass me the water?

    We are more likely to use the word 'would' instead of 'could' because we are asking if the person is willing to do this. 'Could' asks if the person 'can' or is able, not if the person is willing.

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    #3

    Re: If I wanted some water...

    Thank you so much!

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    #4

    Re: If I wanted some water...

    You are most welcome!

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