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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #17644: Giving advice
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    Giving advice



                                                         

      

     

    Asking for information

     

    -(Excuse me) can/ could you tell me (the way to the station/...)

    -Do you know (if they are here / when they leave /...)

    -Could you give me some information about ...

    -Is it true that (they have moved /...)

    -Have you got an idea of (when they leave / ...)

    -I'd like to know (what he does / ...)

     

     

    Correcting agreeing with a statement

     

    -Yes, it is / was / will ...

    -Oh yes, I did / Oh no, I didn't.

    -That's (quite) right.

    -No, it isn't really so.

    -I'm sorry but that isn't correct.

    - Well, it's the contrary in fact.

     

     

    Asking about language

     

    -Pardon? / I beg your pardon?

    -I'm sorry I didn't catch what you said.
    -What do you mean?

    -What is the meaning of ...?

    -How do you pronounce..?

    -How do you say that?

    -How is it spelt? How do you spell ...?

     

     

    Expressing certainty

     

    Being sure.

    I'm sure / certain (that) (he will come / ...)

    -There is no doubt about it.

    -No doubt (you'd like to see your gift / ...)

    -I certainly think / believe that (she was unhappy / ...)

    -I'm positive on that point.

    I'm certain...

    -It is obvious that ...

    -That goes without saying.

    -It's crystal clear.

    -It's as sure as two and two make four.

    Being less sure.

    -I think so

    -I think that ( they will be there by 6 / ...)

    -I suppose so.

    -I suppose / expect that ( it is the way to the bus stop /...)

    -I believe that ( he is sick / ...)

    -I assume (that ) (they did it / ...)

    -It's more than probable that ...

    -I wouldn't be surprised if ....

    Being unsure.

    I'm not sure (that) ...

    -I wonder if...

    -I doubt if ...

    -May be / perhaps (they're right / ...)

    -It's very doubtful whether (he'll accept / ...)

    -There's a little chance of ( arriving in time / ...)

    -It isn't known for use ...

    Not knowing.

    -I don't think so.

    -I don't think that (they will give her a ring / ...)

    -I don't know / I've no idea / I wouldn't like to say (where it is).

    -I haven't the faintest idea.

    -Sorry, I can't tell you.

     

     

    Inquiring about certainty

     

    -Are you (quite) sure (that) ...

    -Do you think so?

    -Do you think that ...?

    -Do you believe / suppose that (it's a good idea / ...)?

     

     

    Expressing possibility

     

    -It is possible

    -It is possible (that) (it rains / ...)

    -I / you ... can (drive / read / ...)

    -He / we / ... is/are capable of ( doing better / ...)

     

     

    Expressing impossibility

     

    -It is impossible

    -It is impossible (that) (it rains / ...)

    -I / you ... can't (drive / read / ...)

    -You can't possibly ( do this / ...)

     

     

    Inquiring about possibility

     

    -Is it possible?

    -Is it possible (that) (he will come / ...)

    -Will he / she / they .. be able to (do it / ...)?

    -Can he / she /.... (drive / read /...)?

     

     

    Expressing obligation

     

    -You have (got) (to go / ...)

    -We / you ..must (leave / ...)

    -Do behave yourself!

    -It is compulsory.
    You are to .. (be there at 4 / ...)

    -We are forced to do so.

    -We were obliged to (pay / ...)

     

     

    Expressing there is no obligation

     

    -It's not necessary / not necessarily.

    -No) you needn't / you don't need to ... (go out / ...)

    -No need to (wait / ...)

    -You don't have to .. (wait / ...)

    -You haven't got to (wash the car / ...)

    -It is not compulsory.

    -It is not absolutely vital.

    -Why should you?

    -You aren't obliged to ...(wait for them /...)

     

     

    Inquiring about obligation

     

    -Must we ( go / stay /...)

    -Do you have to ( wash our hands / wait/...)

    -Have I / we got to ( go now /...)

    -Is it compulsory?

    -Am I / Are we required to ( take an exam / ...)

    -Need we (stay / ...)

    -Am I to (wait here / ...) ?

    -Am I obliged to (leave / ...)?

    -Are we supposed to (read this book / ...)?

     

     

    Forbidding, refusing permission

     

    Parking is strictly forbidden / prohibited here.

    -Trespassers will be prosecuted.

    -No begging / parking / waiting / ...

    -They won't let me (go out / ...)

    -Nobody is to (enter this area / ...)

    -I was refused permission to ( use my car / ...)

    -You may not (drink alcohol / ...)

    -We weren't allowed to (talk / ...)

    -It's out of question.
    -Smoking / drinking alcohol .. is not permitted/ is prohibited.

     






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