Dear Mr Yang,
I knew that if you required
a person to help you. You should use "would like" instead of " want"
. For example, " I would like you to help me" is better than" I
want you to help me" However, the boss could say " I want to see
you" more than " I would like to see you".It's not to be an impolite
manner because the boss is your superior. The above conclusion was
on the basis of the educational program which thought by myself.
The program was expressed by the following situation: The boss gave
somebody a message. Then, that person passed on the message to you.
After that you went to the boss room. The first question you asked
to the boss was " Did you want to see me?" or "You wanted to see
me ?".However, I thought it was not only impolite to your boss but
you were impolite to yourself. I thought it should be to said, "
Would you like to see me?".But It can be accceptable by the native
speaker in the Western Countries and not to be regards as not polite.
The program was produced by a famous English Teacher. He said it
was no problem in this situation. So, is it acceptable to use "want"
if that person is your superior and your elder? I am eager you to
reply my question.Thank you very much.
Your English teacher is correct
. " would you like to see me ?' is wrong . You can say to your boss
, "would you like to come to my wedding ?" or " Would you like a
cup of tea ? " or " would you like me to turn on your air-conditioner
Hi Mr Yeung!
I went to Australia during
my holidays in Lunar New Year, we went to a restaurant and order
steak, The waiter asked how much the steak to be cooked, I said
70% and he did not understand. My friend helped and said medium
rare(sth like that).
I would like to ask how to
tell what we prefer how the steak to be cooked? and English usage
of order of food.
Also, could you introduce
us some vocabs of western style food (like food for salad, cinnamon,
cumin), coz I like cooking.
When it comes to steak or
lamb , you say 'rare , medium , medium well , medium rare , well
done .' You need not go to the exact percentage . Your last question
requires a rather long answer . My RTHK programme is perhaps not
the most suitable venue to do this .
As my mum has bought the
books of autobiblography of Hillary and Clinton respectively. She
wants to ask how can she read faster in order to finish the two
There is no way a reader
could force herself or himself to read faster . Each person has
her or his own speed . Also fast reading would cause the reader
to miss a lot of the finer points or beauty of the language .
I hope Mr Leung could give
me some guidances in the following question.
In this sentence "Updates
can be made to this assignment at any time up until the due date.",what
does "up" mean?Is it an adjective or
I hear some people say "thanks"
instead of "thank you".Why "s" is needed?
Thank you for your kind attention.
'up ' here means ' all the
way' . It is not necessary to have 'up' here at any time until .....
is good enough ' thanks ' here is a noun , meaning ' many thanks
' In ' thank you' the word ' thank ' is a verb