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What can I say in response to "Can you do me a favor?"
I want to say "Tell me what exactly you are asking me for. What favor do you need me to do?"
But this answer it way too long!
I don't get it why people ask "Can you do me a favor" before they tell what favor it is. Nobody's going to say yes before the favor is clearly told.
So, I listed some short answers down below but I don't know if they are correct.
1. Go ahead!
2. Ask!
3. Shoot!
4. What?
What can I say in response to "Can you do me a favor?"
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I think "What is it?" or "What kind of favor?" is better than just "what?" If you respond simply with "what?" the person might just repeat the original question, thinking you hadn't heard him.
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CharmYouI want to say "Tell me what exactly you are asking me for. What favor do you need me to do?"But this answer it way too long!
No, that is just fine.
CharmYouI don't get it why people ask "Can you do me a favor" before they tell what favor it is
Some of us will be happy to do any favor for a friend; anyway, it is a stock phrase. The detail usually follows the stock request:

Can you do me a favor and pick up some bananas?
Can you do me a favor? I need somebody to pick up some bananas.
CharmYouI don't know if they are correct.1. Go ahead!2. Ask!3. Shoot!4. What?
Only #4 seems a reasonable response.
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khoffI think "What is it?" or "What kind of favor?" is better than just "what?" If you respond simply with "what?" the person might just repeat the original question, thinking you hadn't heard him.
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