#EngTips: Receiving Suggestions – Part 2

Hey hey, fellas! Let’s continue yesterday’s #EngTips discussion on how to respond to suggestions.

We’ve talked about how to make suggestions  & how to accept them. Following up the two, in today’s #EngTips, we’ll talk about how to refuse suggestions.

I don’t know about you, fellas, but I always find it harder to say ‘No’. Mmm… Or should I say, I find it hard to say ‘No’ without offending others. Perhaps you can consider the following expression when you need to refuse suggestions:…

1. Let’s not. – Ayo jangan kita lakukan.
Contoh:
A: Let’s go on a date.
B: Let’s not.

2. I’d rather not. – Aku lebih memilih untuk tidak begitu.
Contoh:
A: I think you should go out with me.
B: I’d rather not.

3. I don’t feel like it. – Aku tidak merasa ingin lakukan itu.
Contoh:
A: How about a trip to the salon?
B: I don’t feel like it.

4. I dislike + noun/V-ing … – Aku tidak suka…
Contoh:
A: Don’t you think it’s a good idea to stroll the park?
B: I dislike any kind of workout.

5. I don’t particularly like + noun/V-ing… – Aku tidak suka…
Contoh:
A: You should give it a try.
B: I don’t particularly like adventures.

6. I’m afraid I can’t + V1… – Sayang sekali aku tidak bisa…
Contoh:
A: You could wait a while.
B: I’m afraid I can’t (wait).

7. What an awful / bad idea! – Itu ide yang buruk!
Contoh:
A: Why don’t you call him?
B: What a bad idea!

One last tip before we end today’s session, it never hurts to thank others for their attention and suggestions.
It might sound or feel less offensive if we first thank that person and then say ‘no’, perhaps followed by some sort of excuse.
Imagine how hurt you would feel if somebody just say ‘No’ to your offer or suggestion. That would sound rude, wouldn’t it?

So, that’s all for today, fellas! For more useful tips, head to: #EngTips

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on August 1, 2014

Related post:
#EngTips: Making Suggestions
#EngTips: Receiving Suggestions – Part 1
#EngTips: Receiving Suggestions – Part 2

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2 responses to “#EngTips: Receiving Suggestions – Part 2

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