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How to ask for a FAVOUR in English | British English #Spon



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hello everyone and welcome back to

english with lucy I've got another short

little video today that's going to help

you learn how to ask for a favor in

English so quickly before we get started

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this little word here which is favor so

what does fit me well a favor is a kind

or generous action that someone does for

you okay all you do for someone you can

also be reversed so when you ask someone

for a favor you're asking them to do

something nice for you that's going to

benefit you that's why it's very

important to understand how to ask for

one in a nice and polite way because

you're asking them to do something for

you so you don't want to make them feel

obliged and you don't want to offend

them or annoy them so there are five

basic ways in which we can ask for a

favor okay so it's going to be a

question so we need our question mark

okay the first one

can I ask can I ask a favor the next one

could you do me could you do me a favor

the third could you possibly do me could

you possibly do me a favor number four

could I ask you to do me could I ask you

to do me a favor I was wondering if I

could ask you to do me I was wondering

if I could ask you to do me a favor

what okay so we have these five

questions that are all variations of

asking someone to do you a favor now

maybe you want to be a bit more

persuasive so you need to exaggerate the

favor you need to make it seem it really

really important well I've got three

options for you in this case so we're

just going to use could you do me and a

favor and we're going to add a word in

the middle we've got a really big could

you do me a really big favor we've also

got the massive could you do me a

massive favour and then finally we've

got a huge could you do me a huge favor

so those are three ways of exaggerating

the favor

and making the person more obliged to do

it for you okay so you've managed to

persuade your friend to do the favor for

you now what do you do well you have to

thank them so apart for a simple thank

you so much there are other ways in

which you can thank them for doing a

favor my favorite one is ah you're a

lifesaver

you have saved my life you're a

lifesaver that's a really nice

colloquial phrase to use then to show

you even more appreciation you could say

that you owe them a favor now so you

could say I have really only one or I

owe you big-time

or perhaps you could offer them a reward

like I owe you a drink or I'll buy you a

drink next time we're out or maybe if

the favour is appropriate then you can

offer to return the favor so you promise

to do the same for them one day in the

future okay well that is the end of my

video about asking for a favor I hope it

helped you and I hope you feel more

comfortable the next time you have to

ask for favors don't forget to connect

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