Could you please make your own way to the swimming centre?

diomee

Member
japanese
I am emailing this person telling that it would be great if we could meet at the place, not go together.

Does it sound polite?
 
  • natkretep

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    Yes, the formulation 'could you' + please is generally accepted as polite, provided the request itself is reasonable.

    Could you please switch off the lights when you leave?
    Could you please return my library book tomorrow?

    If the request itself isn't reasonable, no politeness formulation can rescue it. And your request certainly seems reasonable.
     
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