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Which is more polite? #1 (permalink) Mon Jun 23, 2014 17:47 pm   Which is more polite?
 

Hello,
Which is more polite? B1 or B2?

To a friend:
B1: Would you like some juice?
B2: Have some juice.
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Which is more polite? #2 (permalink) Mon Jun 23, 2014 19:21 pm   Which is more polite?
 

Obviously the one where they are given the option!
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Which is more polite? #3 (permalink) Mon Jun 23, 2014 19:26 pm   Which is more polite?
 

Can you explain this to me please?
Because I have read in my book that the utterance "Have a juice" is a directive and involves a benefit to the hearer. ( I don't know if they mean that it is more polite)
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Which is more polite? #4 (permalink) Mon Jun 23, 2014 21:56 pm   Which is more polite?
 

Don't you think it is more polite to give someone the option to have something than to demand they have something?
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Which is more polite? #5 (permalink) Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:42 am   Which is more polite?
 

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