Accepting and refusing offers in English
Here are some phrases you can use to accept and reject an offer in English.
Accepting the offer
Here are some phrases you can use to show your willingness to accept the offer.
Yes please. I’d like to.
That would be very kind of you.
Yes please. That would be nice / lovely.
Thank you. That would be great.
Rejecting an offer
Here are some phrases you can use.
No, thank you.
Don’t worry, I’ll do it myself.
It’s OK. I can do it myself.
‘Can I help you?’ ‘Yes, I hope so.’
‘Shall I get you something to drink?’ ‘Yes. That would be nice.’
‘Would you like some coffee?’ ‘No, thanks.’
‘Would you like me to wash the clothes?’ ‘No, thanks. I’ll do it myself.’
‘How about some juice?’ ‘Yes, please.’
‘Shall I help you with the housework?’ Yes, please. That would be very kind of you.’
‘Can I help you?’ ‘I hope so. Do you know where the post office is?’
‘Would you like me to do the washing for you?’ ‘If you wouldn’t mind.’ (= If you wouldn’t mind I would you like you to do the washing for me.)
‘I’ll do the cooking if you want.’ ‘Don’t worry. I can do it myself. But it would be nice if you could go buy the grocery.’
‘Is there anything else that you’d like me to do?’ ‘No, nothing.’