English Speaking – 57 – Please + (verb)

Please + (verb)

Please’ is generally used in a polite request when asking someone to do something.

Here are some examples:

“Please pass me the salt.”
“Please order me the steak and potatoes.”
“Please stop bothering me.”
“Please wash your hands before dinner.”
“Please wait outside until we are ready.”
“Please zip up your coat before you go outside.”
“Please stand back.”

The word ‘please’ can also mean to give enjoyment or satisfaction to.

Here are some examples:

“The smell of the flowers was very pleasing.”
“May it please the court to admit this into evidence?”
“I was very pleased with how the children behaved in class.”
“You cannot please everyone all the time.”
“She was pleased with the dress.”