Emails- Offers & Commands
Lesson Plan Text
Please + verb for offers and commands in emails
Are the following sentences offers or commands (= orders)? Label them O for offers or C
for commands. Some could be both.
For more information, please click on this link.
If you have any more questions, please let me know.
If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
If you need any more info, just drop me a line.
Please accept our apologies for…
Please arrange for someone to pick me up from the airport.
Please be patient.
Please book a hotel for me.
Please call me if you’d like to talk about it.
Please change the venue of the meeting.
Please check my report and give me some feedback.
Please clarify what you mean by…
Please confirm if you’d like…
Please confirm receipt of this email.
Please contact your boss immediately and tell her…
Please contact… for further details.
Please don’t delay if you want to…
Please don’t forget…
Please feel free to cancel…
Please find my homework attached.
Please get back to me ASAP.
Please give me a bell if more explanation is needed.
Please go ahead.
Please let me know if you’d like me to reserve a table.
Please let me know straightaway if anything isn’t clear.
Please let me say how sorry I am about…
Please make sure you…
Please put back/ postpone the meeting.
Please reply to this email by Friday.
Please see the attachment for more information.
Please send me… right away.
Please sort out this problem as soon as possible.
Please take your time.
Please tell me if that doesn’t answer your question.
Please update the information and resend it.
Please use this number if you get lost on the way.
Please write back as soon as you can.
Rewrite any above which aren’t polite enough, e.g. should actually be requests. Use as
many different requests forms as you can.
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