What is the correct expression to ask the age of a person?

What is the correct expression to ask the age of a person?

There may be special circumstances when someone might say What’s your age?, but the normal question is How old are you?. The answer is “(X)”, not “(X) years”, or even “(X) years old” – unless you are five! Araucaria – Not here any more.

How do you tell someone’s age?

Exact age. When you want to say how old someone is, you use the verb be followed by a number. I was nineteen, and he was twenty-one. I’m only 63.

What makes a face look old?

Focusing Only on Wrinkles Lines aren’t the only age giveaways. Dark spots and areas of pigmentation can give your complexion a dull, older appearance. In fact, “discolorations, like age spots and uneven pigmentation, can make women look at least 10 years older than they are,” Dr. Downie says.

Is it rude to yawn?

Yawning is rude because it implies that the person speaking isn’t interesting enough to keep people awake. To avoid seeming uninterested, cover your mouth (or learn to yawn like Isla Harlow). By covering your mouth, you are signifying that it’s not a boring topic of conversation but instead that you are tired.

Why is it rude to ask a woman their age?

Because women use their youth and sexyness as currency to get things from men. So you’re basically asking her what her value is. It’s rude to ask about anything someone is self conscious about.

Do I know you rude?

“Do I know you?” is not infrequently said with a sneer or in a very cold tone to indicate to someone that to the speaker they are utterly insignificant, not at all relevant. In that sense, it is very rude! The question posed slightly differently is open and friendly and not rude at all.

Is it rude to say if you say so?

So – what are the most OFFENSIVE phrases in the English language? Another offensive phrase: “If you say so.” This phrase is sarcasm in the form of insincere agreement. “If you say so” doesn’t mean that what’s being said is true – only that it’s being said.

Is Please keep in mind rude?

Please keep in mind that this is not a polite thing to say and we say it when we are angry or unhappy with someone who is not minding their own business. You can also say it about yourself if you realise that you’ve made a mistake by asking a question that is quite personal.

Is it rude not to say please?

Originally Answered: Why is it considered rude to not say “please” or “thank you” or “you’re welcome”? A request without “please” can be interpreted as a demand. The absence of a “thank you” can be interpreted as an absence of gratitude.

Is it please to say begging?

“Please” is simply the conventional term for softening requests to indicate that one is not just ordering people around. But Miss Manners is in total agreement with you that begging, on the part of those who are not in dire need, is abhorrent and unfortunately prevalent in today’s society.

Why do I have to say please?

Why do we say please when we ask for something? It is considered to be polite and well bred to say please. Please is short for “if you please,” and it reminds both you and the person you’re asking that it’s at their discretion to give you what you want, and it increases your chances of getting it, as well.

Should you say please and thank you?

Say “Please” when you request something from your family, friends, or customers. For example, “May I please borrow the car tonight?” or “Would you please unlock your gate so we can mow your backyard?” Be sincere and genuine. Say “Thank you” when someone does something nice for you.

At what age should a child say thank you?

Jill Irving. Some children as young as 18 months can say a form of “please” and “thank you”, for example “pees” and “ta”. But don’t expect to hear it every time you think it’s appropriate. This can take years of encouragement on your part.

Is it rude to not say thank you?

It’s a common way of politely expressing your appreciation to someone who did you a favor. But in some parts of the world, it’s actually considered rude.

Is it OK to say thank you all?

4 Answers. “(I) thank you all” is correct English, and a complete sentence. For those of you not residing in the southern or southwestern US, “(I) thank y’all.” is also correct English, and a complete sentence.