Asking for help

We all need help at some point – that's why we will give you some tips here how to easily ask someone for help in English.
As always it is important to be polite. Therefore, people usually start with "Excuse me" and add "please". Of course it is also good to explain the need you are in in case it is not obvious.

Phrases

Asking for help

 
   
 
   
 
Excuse me, could you help me, please?
 
 
Excuse me, I need help. Could you please …?
 
 
 
 
 

Possible replies to a request

 
   
 
   
 
Sure. How can I help?
 
 
Of course. What’s the matter? / What's wrong?
 
 
I am sorry, but …
 
 
 
 
 
Maybe you are also interested in the article Warning someone.
 
 

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