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Polite words and expressions

hope

verb

used in polite statements

seem

verb

used when you want to say something in a more careful or polite and less direct way

respectfully

adverb

used for showing that you are being polite

perhaps

adverb

used as a polite reply to someone when you do not completely agree with what they have said

I’d/we’d be delighted

used for politely accepting an invitation, or agreeing or offering to do something

no disrespect (to)

used before you say something that might offend someone, to show that you do not intend to offend them

do you mind?

used for getting someone’s permission to do something. This can either be polite, impolite, or humorous. If someone says it in a loud way, they are showing that they are angry or annoyed

I took the liberty of doing something

used for telling someone that you have done something without their permission but you hope that they approve of this

excuse me

used for politely getting someone’s attention

excuse me

used for politely telling someone you are leaving

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a sweet brown food eaten as a sweet or used for flavouring other food

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