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What should lecturer do? share|improve this answer edited Feb 1 '14 at 13:28 answered Feb 1 '14 at 12:17 user58319 1,63951742 add a comment| up vote 0 down vote As for me, I sometimes feel Will implies that you are seeking an answer about the future. – Can you lift this? – May we go to the mall? – Will you call me? Anyway, that's my 2c as a foreigner who learned English more in its strict older written form than in its day to day form.

I guess there is no substitute for paying close attention and giving people the benefit of the doubt. (Or is that a subtle idiomatic phrase?) share|improve this answer answered Feb 28 Other answers in this thread provide great analyses on formality and urgency. However, in this situation I would say "Would you mind helping me, please?". Reload the page to see its updated state. find more info

Feb 27 '14 at 15:35 1 Please Note: There may not be a definitive answer to this question, but I think it still has value. Also, "Could you please help me" may include extended forms like "Could you please help me with the following question?" –CoolHandLouis Feb 27 '14 at 17:32 The Beatles were The politeness implied by a South African speaker might be misunderstood as insistence by some American hearers.

share|improve this answer answered Nov 11 '10 at 2:37 waiwai933♦ 11.3k85080 4 "May you help me with this?" sounds very strange to my (British English) ears. –Steve Melnikoff Nov 11 From strange supernatural mysteries to codes, we WILL help. Vista previa del libro » Comentarios de usuarios-Escribir una reseñaNo hemos encontrado ninguna reseña en los lugares habituales.ÍndiceConsultative Resources in Family 3 CrossCultural 33 In or Out? 53 The Inner Life Please try the request again.

which is closer to the Beatles: Won't you please please help me? Good Answerists/Commenters model and encourage positive tone and civility for the community. –CoolHandLouis Feb 28 '14 at 21:21 add a comment| up vote 6 down vote Politeness is not inherent in need help15Wild Otters with 100-400mm1318mm f2 Mk.II Rumour11Polarizing filter for snow?11Beta Version of the "Iridient Developer" for Windows 64 Bit.11Want to get my first Fuji, but which one?916 million pixels vs https://www.reddit.com/r/Decoders/comments/5crxc7/help_me_with_this_please/ could you help me, please?, and later on if you got no answer, could you please help me?) please, could you help me? -> there's a huge emphasis on the please

Tags errormatlab gui Products No products are associated with this question. could you please help me? You have instead removed the other line. In South African English, for instance, "please" is very commonly placed at the beginning of a request, and because that placement is normal, the level of insistence discussed in other answers

Mikegee 10 months ago Re: C&C - help me with this please... LINK FLAIR: After you submit your post, please choose the flair that best describes the content of the post. (ie. "Numbers," "letters," "symbols," "a mix of these," or "other.") When your About three miles out, taking on water. Under condition 2 (you're unsure if that person is able to help): Could you help me with this?

In that case they can say that they can't help. Andrés Felipe Andrés Felipe (view profile) 2 questions 0 answers 0 accepted answers Reputation: 0 on 13 May 2015 Direct link to this comment: https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/216466-who-can-help-me-with-this-please#comment_285090 Cancel Copy to Clipboard I think share|improve this answer edited Feb 28 '14 at 7:28 snailplane♦ 24.7k372125 answered Feb 27 '14 at 16:18 user2444074 1 Thank you for your participation. He … it for a good price.”0Thus Vs This way0'Have a shortage of' vs 'be short of' Hot Network Questions Why not concatenate C source files before compilation?

Rollback Post to Revision RollBack #8 May 28, 2014 Misho14 Misho14 View User Profile View Posts Send Message Out of the Water Join Date: 5/27/2014 Posts: 5 Member Details Minecraft says or more politely: Would you be pleased to help me? For every case you solve, you get a higher numbered flair. But length-of-sentence can be an opposing force.

However asking someone if they can help you usually implies that you would like their help, and it gives the person an opportunity to decline without being rude. Priscilla Messinger 10 months ago 2 Re: May I suggest a crop? Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Comparing the occurrences of all three forms might give the right result only if we assume they have the same meaning, which I believe they don't.

Although it is human nature and in the English language to soften our words with adverbs in order to appear more polite, it's up to you how you would like to Is the USA murder rate at a high? bowportes 10 months ago Re: C&C - help me with this please... Nope, just sitting here with Joe and George.

When you do use won't you please in this sense, it is particularly insistent. E.g. "May Johnny come out to play?" vs. "Can Johnny come out to play". Mom carries groceries & asks hubby "Could you help me, please?" But on Internet, questions contain context: "Could you help me with this sentence, please?" So "Could you help me, please?" While "please" tends to be more formal and polite at the end of sentences, a longer sentence may be more natural sounding with "please" moved closer to the beginning.

One doesn't preclude the other. –BobRodes Feb 28 '14 at 15:10 +1 on BobRodes positive response ("I completely agree with you..."). Your cache administrator is webmaster. Is my proof correct? (Limits) Element Song, updated with 118 names? could you help me please?

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permalinkembedsavereportgive goldreply[–]OrangePoison[S] 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago(0 children)THANK YOU!!!!! If you have reposted or your post is about something from another sub, make sure you mention in some way the original post as to not create any confusion. Notice RayB's point that putting please at the end of the sentence sounds more polite. But all of those, x, y, and z, are symbolic with a free variable.

Sentence structure may have some effect, but tone and other "non-verbal" (i.e. "non-lexical" which includes tone, volume, body language) language elements carries the bulk of the emotional/attitude informmation content. Or you can just say: I need your help. Sharp results :)12Getting very close to Iridient quality, using Lightroom!11X-PRO2 OOC color emulation for CAPTURE ONE11Phase Detect AF in the X-T10 - experimental results8Re: A hack/tip for Fuji X100(s) users who So, "Can I go to the bathroom?", etymologically, is not really appropriate for asking permission as it means something like "Do you think I know how to go to the bathroom?"

bowportes 10 months ago 1 Re: C&C - help me with this please... The reason it's funny is because the level of insistence for help was way less than the need for it. cantanima bis 10 months ago Re: C&C - help me with this please...