English for Everybody - Intermediate Course
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Requests & Instructions.

Here are some people using instructions and requests. Look at the answers (in blue) and click if you think they are correct or not. Then click on Analysis to check. Remember, this exercise is mostly about English speakers in Britain.

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1. Mickey: Mom, get me some milk, please.
    Mother: Get it yourself.

Q. Has the mother answered correctly? Yes     No     Analysis

Yes. The mother's reply is not very polite, even with the informal register. This is correct, because the mother is showing that she is annoyed by the child giving a request as an instruction.