Should not it be, would you like "something" to drink?

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I understand we use “I’ll” (“I will”) when we decide to vì something atthe time of speaking, such as in the former case.

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However, what if I want khổng lồ drink an orange juice at a coffee siêu thị (becauseit’s very delicious)? I already planned khổng lồ buy it before I went tothe shop. How can I answer this question at the coffee shop?

Waitress: What would you like to drink?

Me: ………………………

Can I say “I’m going khổng lồ have an orange juice.”?


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I understand we use “I’ll (will)” when we decided to bởi something at the time of speaking in the former case.

I don"t believe this distinction is widely recognized by native speakers.

In any case, the coffee cửa hàng person doesn"t know or care whether you made your decision on the spot or had decided what drink khổng lồ have before you came in.

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"I"ll have an orange juice" would be perfectly acceptable in your coffee siêu thị scenario as wtheshineshop.vn as when visiting a friend.

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Of course it"s also fine khổng lồ simply reflect the form of the question:

Waitress: What would you lượt thích to drink?

Me: I"d like an orange juice.

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You could say that but in English this probably makes more sense:

"May I have an orange juice?"


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"I"m going lớn have an orange juice" is a little awkward-sounding, although not ungrammatical. Dropping the "an" helps a little, but probably more common would be just "orange juice, please" or "could I have an orange juice?"


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