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Unread Jul 20th, 2009, 02:13 am
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Hello

This question might sound a bit silly but I have a doubt...Which is the politest way of asking someone to take a picture of you for instance when you are on vacation...

A) Excuse me, Could you (please) take a picture of us?

B) Excuse me, Would you mind taking a picture of us?

C) Excuse me, Would you mind if I asked you to take us a picture?


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All three look pretty good to me, though C has the problem that you are only asking the person permission to ask them a question, not to actually take a photo. I'm sure that could lead to some comical situations. So, my choice would be B with a "please" on the end.
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Oopss..haha

Ok, Thank you very much for your reply.
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