Site Feedback

Undecided questions
Situation with a bowl of apples

I came to my friend and we seat to drink some tea and eat some fruits. There is a bowl with apples on the table. But it is too far from me and I say:

- John, give me an apple, please. [1]

Is that correct in this context or I have to say

- John, give me the apple, please [2] (since we both know which apples we're talking about)

What do you think?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language

Share:

1 comment

    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

     

    Answers

    Sort by:

     

    Hello Snedi:

    "John, give me an apple, please." [1]


    This is entirely appropriate. If I know John, I might also just say, "John, hand me an apple."

    Your sentence shows a politeness that is entirely appropriate.

    Very good work Snedi. Let's see some more! --Warm Regards, Bruce

    Submit your answer


    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

    If you copy this answer from another italki answer page, please state the URL of where you got your answer from.