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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 is the meaning of ...?
-How do you pronounce..?
-How do you say that?
-How is it spelt? How do you spell ...?
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.
-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 ....
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 ...
-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 / ...)
-It is possible
-It is possible (that) (it rains / ...)
-I / you ... can (drive / read / ...)
-He / we / ... is/are capable of ( doing better / ...)
-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 /...)?
-You have (got) (to go / ...)
-We / you ..must (leave / ...)
-Do behave yourself!
-It is compulsory.
-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.
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