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How to make direct questions more polite?

How to make direct questions more polite?

 

There is always way how to make direct (in some cultures impolite) questions polite. There are some recommended question openings which turn your questions into polite requests which your customer or colleague is willing to answer.

 

How would you make these questions more polite? Make your own proposals and then scroll down to check my proposals:

 

  1. Can you give me the exact figures by 12th July?
  2. What is the password for SAP?
  3. When does the meeting start?
  4. Can you send the report by Monday?
  5. Will you send us the previous email?

 

 

 

 

The proposals:

  • I was wondering if you could send me the exact figures by 12th July?
  • Could you please tell me the password for SAP?
  • Could you let me know when the meeting start?
  • Would it be possible to send the report by Monday?
  • Would you mind sending us the previous email?

 

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