Goodbye, sir!

Gunday

Senior Member
Korean
Goodbye, sir!
Bye, Mr. Jason.

Which is more appropriate for junior high school students to say good-bye to their teacher when they leave the classroom?

Is there anything else?
 
  • Pidginboy

    Senior Member
    India-Local dialect
    1.Good Day, bye, sir.
    2.Will take leave of you, sir.

    We say so in India, where every breath is filled with English.
     

    gasman

    Senior Member
    Canada, English
    I will always remember the teacher who told me, quite firmly, that she had a name, and she expected it to be used-Miss Ralston. Male teachers, on the otherhand were routinely called "Sir". What they were called outside the classroom would be outside the scope of this discussion!
     

    emma42

    Senior Member
    British English
    1.Good Day, bye, sir.
    2.Will take leave of you, sir.

    We say so in India, where every breath is filled with English.
    These would not be appropriate in British English, as they sound somewhat Victorian.

    As has been said, it will depend on the individual teacher and the culture of the school.
     

    GreenWhiteBlue

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    I have never in my life heard anyone say "will take leave of you" and I would have had no idea that it was supposed to mean "goodbye"! :confused:

    I would strongly advise against using this phrase in the UK, the US, or other places where English the first, and not a second, language.
     
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