Questions tagged [speech-acts]

Speech acts are types of conversation turns meant to accomplish a certain purpose. Examples of speech acts include thanking, requesting, refusing, inviting, etc.

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What are some ways to refuse politely?

In various situations I'd like to be able to refuse politely. What are some ways I can do so? In particular, I'd like to see a variety of phrases with different levels of formality. For example, in ...
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