Requests and Offers – Solution Examples | Meaning into Words Grade XI

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Requests and Offers – Complete Guide
For: Class 11 – English Grammar
Meanings into Words

1. Requests:
Here are some structures to make requests.
Could you ……………..? → Could you make a cup of tea?
Would you …………….? → Would you open the window?
………………could you ? → Give me your book for a day , could you?
……………..would you ? → Shut the door please, would you?
Would you mind……ing ? → Would you mind leading me your book?
Do you think ……………? → Do you think you could give Rs 100?

2. Negative request:
I don’t suppose .you could ……….., could you?
I don’t suppose you could give me RS 100, could you?
Do you think you could possibly………….?
Do you think you could possibly stop making noise?
Would you mind not …………ing ………? → Would you mind not making noise?

3. Reporting requests
I asked him to give me Rs. 100, and he refused.
She asked him if she could use his phone.
He let me read his books.

4. Appropriate request for permission.
Do you mind if I …………? → Do you mind if I use you phone?
Would it be all right if I ….? → Would it be all right if I use your phone?

5. Offers and offers of permission:
Would you like …………..? → Would you like a cup of coffee?
Would you like me to ……? → Would you like me to prepare breakfast for you?
I’ll ……………. if you like. → I’ll prepare breakfast for you if you like.
Would you like to ……….?
Would you like to ………? → Would you like to spend the night here?
You can ………..if you like. → You can spend the night here if you like.

6. Reporting Offers
He offered me a cup of coffee.
She offered to prepare breakfast for me.
She offered to let me spend the night at her house.

Example:

1. Write sentence making requests and affairs for each of the situations given below.
Example: You want to borrow a friend’s bicycle. (would you mind……..)
Answer: Would you mind lending me your bicycle?
(a) You want your friend to open a window. (Would you mind……….)
(b) You want your friend to stop talking(could you stop……..)
(c) You want your teacher to help you(I don’t suppose…….)
(d) You want to offer your friend a cup of tea.(would you…..)
(e) You went to leave the room.(do you mind……..)
Answers:
(a) Would you mind opening a window?
(b) Could you stop talking?
(c) I don’t suppose you could help me, could you?
(d) Would you like to have a cup of tea?
(e) Do you mind if I leave the room?

Exercise:

2. What will you say in the following situations, writes an indicated?
(a) You want your mother to wake you in the morning. (making a request)
(b) You want your friend to return a library book for you. (making request)
(c) You are studying at your uncle’s house. You want to invite your friends over there. (asking for permission)
(d) Your friend looks thirsty (making offer)
(e) Your friend hasn’t seen much of your place. (making an offer)

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