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  1. NickyNew
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    Are you being served/Are you being looked after

    In a food court I am frequently asked these two questions either by a people waiting for they turn to be served, or by a cafe staff.

    What does that phrases mean?

    *Are you being served?
    *Are you being looked after?

    I suppose these questions imply if I have aleady been served - already ordered and now standing aside waiting for a order delivered?

    Can you please clarify the meaning of these, since I face them everyday and to be honest feel a little embarassed that I am not getting it.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Are you being served/Are you being looked after

    Yes, exactly. Has someone already taken your order, which you are not waiting for?

    The alternative would be the idea that you're still waiting for someone to take your order.

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    Re: Are you being served/Are you being looked after

    The questions means if somebody has taken your order and you are waiting for your food.

    I am not familiar with the expression food court. Is that a restaurant?

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    Re: Are you being served/Are you being looked after

    A food court is a place in a mall where there are tables and chairs set up near several mini-restaurants.


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    Re: Are you being served/Are you being looked after

    Quote Originally Posted by NickyNew View Post
    In a food court I am frequently asked these two questions either by a people waiting for they turn to be served, or by a cafe staff.

    What does that phrases mean?

    *Are you being served?
    *Are you being looked after?

    I suppose these questions imply if I have aleady been served - already ordered and now standing aside waiting for a order delivered?

    Can you please clarify the meaning of these, since I face them everyday and to be honest feel a little embarassed that I am not getting it.

    Thank you.

    Are you being served by servents?? (passive voice)

    Are servents serving you? (Active voice) llldddsd



    Are you being looked after by servants ? (passive voice)

    Are servants looking after you?? (active voice)



    Hope this helps

    I am neither a teacher nor an expert
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    Re: Are you being served/Are you being looked after

    "Are you being served?" is a question asked by a restaurant employee (usually a waiter or a waitress, now often called a "server"). It is important for them to know if you are waiting to be served ("waited on") or if you have been waited on and you are waiting for your food.



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    Re: Are you being served/Are you being looked after

    It used to be the standard question if one went into a store and stood looking lost. It is to establish if anyone has yet asked what it is you want to buy. We used to have a great TV comedy series called "Are you being served", set in the men's department of a large store.

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