24.Making Promises


A: I need help preparing for my presentation on Friday.

B: I could help you with that.

A: Are you sure you have the time?

B: I promise you that I have the time to do this. If I didn't, I wouldn't offer to help.

A: What would be the best time for you to help me?

B: Tomorrow night would work for me.

A: Should we just meet here?

B: OK, and I'll bring some information that helped me with my presentation.

A: I'll see you then.

B: See you tomorrow night.


A: Could you help me prepare for my presentation on Friday?

B: I would love to help you prepare for your presentation.

A: I hate to ask you to do something like that.

B: This will not interfere with my work. I promise you that.

A: When could we get together?

B: I could easily give you some time tomorrow night.

A: Would you like to meet at the coffee house next door?

B: Yes, and could you write down anything you might be having trouble with?

A: I'll come prepared.

B: Goodbye until then. I promise you that you'll do well after we meet.


A: I am a little nervous about my presentation on Friday.

B: If you would like me to, I could help you with that.

A: Wouldn't that take you away from your project?

B: I have plenty of time to do this. I promise you it won't be a problem for me.

A: Is there a good time for you to help me?

B: If we work on this tomorrow night, you could easily be ready for Friday.

A: How about meeting in my office?

B: That would work out well. Bring any concerns that you might have.

A: Sounds like you'll be able to help me a lot.

B: Don't worry. Everything will go well. I promise!

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