I was told by my employer yesterday that I shouldn't use the phrase 'would you care for a drink' when addressing customers, as he said it's not grammatically correct. He said you 'care' for your family, but you don't 'care' for a drink.

Is he correct?


It's correct grammar, but it's more common to say: Would you like a drink?



You should probably just listen to him but 'would you care for a drink?' is correct.

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Thanks for the response!

Could you please explain why it's correct? His response above does seem justified - it does seem strange we'd say 'would you care for something?' Why would someone 'care' for a drink?

Would this be classed as an idiom?

I need to know why!! Haha
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Dan380Could you please explain why it's correct?

That's an odd question. Care for has that meaning: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/care%20for

You could just as well ask why give is correct in this sentence: He gives me money every day.


I am not sure it's incorrect. Maybe depending on where you are - US or UK - it might be correct or not?

Check this: https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/would-you-care-for-something

It's a brithish interpretation.

Hope it will help

Quite educating but what's the right way to reply a question like "would you care for a drink?" Compared to the reply for "would you mind drinking now?"

What's the right answer to the former? Compared to the latter.

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lime grape 283but what's the right way to reply a question like "would you care for a drink?"

Yes, please. I'd like a Margarita, no ice, no salt.

No, thank you.

lime grape 283"would you mind drinking now?

Nobody has ever asked me that question. I'd be flummoxed.