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Making requests and asking permission | Effective Communication

Respect is a very important manner of a person. It can be shown by our actions and how we communicate every day. One of the best ways to show respect is to use polite words or phrases when speaking to someone. When we make a request and ask permission from others, we can be more formal and kind. We can use words such as ‘can’, ‘could’, ‘may’, and ‘please. To make a request is to ask for help from someone. We can say,

“Can you please help me with my project?”

“Can I have some drinks?”

“Could you read the story louder?”

“Could you please pick up the plastic straws on the floor?”

Expressing requests politely will help you more likely to get what you ask for. A person you are asking will probably respond positively and kindly in return to your request. Whether your request is granted or not, it’s still a great feeling to do kindness to anyone. While to ask permission is to seek consent from someone. It is important to ask permission to know if you are allowed to do or get what you wish for. You have no respect when you get something intentionally without asking permission. We can try to speak like this,

“May I borrow your pen?”

“May I go to the restroom?”

“Could I go with my friends to a party?”

“Can I bring the book at home?”

Now you can express your request and ask permission in a kind and polite manner. It sounds good when you use ‘May I’, ‘Can I/you’, ‘Could I/you’, and ‘please’ especially when talking with your parents, friends, colleagues, and even strangers. Being polite in communicating shows respect not only to others but to yourself. Remember that your actions reveal your personality. If you speak rudely, someone may think that your attitude is not good. It is because the way you speak also reflects who you are.

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Angela Llasus

Angela Malla Llasus was born on September 24, 1997 at Villaverde Imus, Cavite. She is currently residing at Tumalalud, Mambusao, Capiz. She started her elementary grades at Pasong Buaya II Elementary School Imus, Cavite from Grade one to five and finished at Caidquid Elementary School Mambusao, Capiz as Valedictorian in the year 2010. She then enrolled in her secondary education at Mambusao National High School where she was a consistent honor student and graduated as Salutatorian in the year 2014. She pursued her college at Capiz State University Burias, Mambusao, Capiz, and took up a Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Mathematics. Because of her hard work, she graduated with an academic award year 2018. During her college days, she taught freshmen students for her practice in her chosen profession. There she learned to work under pressure, interact positively with her colleagues in school and handle different behaviors of students. The experience has been challenging yet fulfilling. Angela loves English and Mathematics. Aside from numbers, her hobbies are writing literary pieces like poems and essays. During her school days, she joined different literary contests and journalism workshops because of her passion for writing. She also loves singing. For her, writing and singing are the best ways to express your feelings. As of now, her goal is to find a stable job to support her family. Because of her determination to achieve her goal, she searched for a job to help her family. She has been employed at Inspiro Relia, Inc. as a Customer Service Representative for more than a year. She believes that hard work and patience will lead you to a brighter future.