"You are going to a party. Since you don't expect to be home until late, you want to borrow your parent's car. So you say:
1. Hinting, indirect requests, nonconfrontational
I've been noticing the knobs on the cupboards are cracked.
I was wondering how I was going to get to that party tonight.
3. Suggesting or Questioning
May I borrow the car? I was hoping you might replace the knobs on the cupboards.
5. Direct approach or request
Dad, I'm borrowing the car.
We need new knobs on the cupboards
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