“Excuse me, I wanted to see about opening a small business checking account.

Y ou're starting a business. Y ou need a bank account, so y ou walk into a bank and say this to an employ ee who's sitting at the customer serv ice desk. Excuse m e, I wanted to see about opening a sm all business checking account.

Excuse me.
Say "Ex cuse me" to get the attention of strangers in a polite way . In some English-speaking areas, it's also polite to add "Sir" (for men) or "Ma'am" or "Miss" (for women): Excuse me, Ma'am. Y ou dropped this on the sidew alk back there. But since these titles are actually thought to be im polite in some areas, it's best to listen first to see if other people around y ou are using them. When y ou pronounce "ex cuse me", it can sound like "'Scuze me"

I wanted to (do something)
A v ery polite way to ex plain why y ou're doing something is "I wanted to ___". For ex ample: Hi Jen. I w anted to see if you'd like to come out w ith Emma and I and some friends of ours to a show next w eek. Y es, I just w anted to verify that my payment has been received? Some phrases that can be used after "wanted" include: I w anted to ask ... I w anted to tell you ... I w anted to check to see if...

.. could you see about getting me some kind of filing cabinet for my office? I'll see about getting us some dinner. the bank keeps a record of how much money it owes y ou. When y ou put money into y our bank account. y ou sound uncertain whether y ou'll be able to succeed at the action that y ou're talking about. I w anted to let you know that. see about (doing something) People use this phrase to talk about doing something that they hav en't thought much about. it sounds like an ex planation of why y ou're calling... the speaker uses this to ex plain why they 're hav ing their meeting. etc. There's no grammatical reason for making it past tense. it means that there has been a customer relationship set up between y ou and the company . it just makes y our sentence sound more polite. Note that this is in past tense: y ou say "I wanted to ___" instead of "I want to ___". or by withdrawing money from an ATM. why y ou're v isiting. When y ou say it this way . I w anted to find out whether. In the ex ample at top. You can earn more interest for the money that's in a . open an account When y ou "hav e an account" with a bank or a company . For ex ample: Kathy. When y ou use this phrase. Most bank accounts fall into one of two categories: Checking accounts are for money that you need to spend. The activ ity is usually something small and not that difficult.. Savings accounts are for saving money. We use the word "open" to talk about starting such an account: I'd like to open an account. You can take money out by writing checks. Y ou and the company are able to pay money back and forth through this "account". Y our bank account is one ex ample.. a small business checking account A "small business checking account" is a ty pe of bank account.I w anted to rem ind you that . please.

« Next Lesson “You know. These accounts hav e different rules than personal bank accounts.savings account.” . You can take your money out of savings. bats are actually good to have around 'cuz they keep the mosquitos ..” Previous Lesson » “Yeah.. but the bank may have restrictions on how often you can move money in and out of savings. it's one of the highest-rated shows on the air. Banks offer "small business checking accounts" to businesses.

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