Everyday we meet people .Some are old acquaintances and few are new. The impression of our personality lasts till we start speaking which ultimately describes the course of our conversation in favourable or unfavourable way.
So to become a fluent English speaker and even if you already are ,you need to know very useful words and expressions in English.
Here you will get valuable collection of them regarding greeting people, birthday wishes, festival greetings, right ways to say goodbye, salutations ,how to disagree politely, make polite requests, express gratitude, apology and respond them.
You should know some polite, imperative expressions and exclamations in English speaking and writing .such words are called as golden words.
let’s see all of them in detail.
We use greeting words when we meet people or on the various occasions like festivals, birthdays ,anniversaries, holidays, success or achievements.
a)Greetings when we meet people-
how are you?
how are you doing ?
good morning( from 12 a.m.to 11:59 p.m.)
good noon (from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
good afternoon (from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. or up to dusk )
good evening (from 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m)
. have a good day (when taking leave of someone at day time )
good night (when taking leave at night time)
happy birthday ,happy birthday to you,
many many happy returns of the day.
c)Festival /seasons’/ occasions’ greetings
happy Christmas ,
happy Eid ,
happy pateti ,
seasons greetings ,
happy summer /winter holidays,
Happy New year,
happy and prosperous new year,
happy marriage anniversary ,
d)How to say good bye
see you then,
I am off ,
have a nice day ahead,
it was nice seeing /meeting you.
e)Congratulations for success/ achievements-
congrats for your success /achievement/feat ,
hearty congratulations ,
heartiest congratulations ,
you really deserved it ,
you are the best ,
nice one ,
good one ,
well done ,
I am impressed,
I must appreciate you.
happy journey ,
wish you all the best,
all green lights ,
go get it ,
give your best .
2) How to express gratitude/ thankfulness and how to respond them.
When somebody helps us in our need and makes our day ,it is our duty to express our gratitude in the most polite manner .
For the same, you can use the following handy words and expressions. Also you will learn how to respond to gratitude expressed by someone else.
2)thanks a lot
3)thank you very much
4)I am thankful /grateful to you
5)I thank you from the the bottom of my heart
6)it is so kind of you.
When someone says thanks, you should respond to it with great politeness as follows
1)please don’t mention it
4)you are welcome
7)glad to help
3) how to express apology or say sorry
If we are at wrong side or when we commit any mistake ,it is our duty to express apologies. For it ,you can use these handy expressions.
3)I am sorry
4)I am so sorry
5)I am extremely sorry for my mistake
6)I accept my mistake
7)I apologize for my mistake
4) Polite requests when you need help or something.
we need to learn the art of making polite requests to get help from others. For that you can use the following useful expressions.
1)please help me ,
2)will you please help me,
3)can you help me( informal )
4)could you please help me (formal and very polite)
5)would you mind helping me?
6)Request for offering help
1)can I help you
2)how can I help you
3)may I help you
4)could I help you
5)might I help you( formal )
6)would you mind if I help you?
a)When you want somebody to repeat-
3)could you please repeat this
4)sorry i didn’t hear you, please repeat
b) How to disagree politely-
1)I am afraid
2)I disagree, I have a different view
3)I am sorry but I disagree
4)Here we differ slightly
c)For asking permissions-
1)may I come in sir /madam
2)may I go out out
3)may I stand up
4)may I show you my reports.
dear sir/ madam ,MS ,Mr ,Mrs, brother( bro) sister (sis)
E) How to raise attention-
1)your attention please
2)may I have your attention please
3)excuse me ,one minute please
6) some polite expressions
you can use these polite expressions in your speaking for various situations
kindly do this,
allow me to say ,
let me tell you my point of view,
correct me if I am wrong ,
7)Some imperative expressions-
may I come in ,
just coming ,
as you wish,
anything else ,
that’s enough ,
wait for a minute ,
calm down ,
come to the point ,
don’t be smart ,
as far as I am concerned,
factually speaking ,
well you said it.
very nice !
very beautiful !
by God’s grace!
what nonsense !
what a pleasant surprise !
what an idea !
So here we have got a very handy list of words and expressions to use in our daily English speaking and writing.
We can use these expressions for various situations like expressing greetings ,wishes, gratitude, apology, salutations, for using polite words, imperative words ,exclamations .
Do use them in your speaking and writing and see the difference. you will certainly call them as golden words.
thanks all. with love + respect
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