Does "Merci de bien vouloir attacher vos ceintures" have the same formal register as "Veuillez attacher vos ceintures"? Are they both polite and formal ways of making a request?
Dictation exercise B1
In my opinion -
Merci de bien vouloir attacher vos ceintures is more of a polite order . You will find the expression 'merci de ...'on 'consignes' ( formal instructions)
Prière de ne pas stationner = Please don't park here
Prière de ne pas envoyer de fleurs = Please don't send flowers
Prière de ne pas déranger = Please do not disturb
Veuillez ... is more informal.
Veuillez trouver ci-joint = Please find enclosed
Veuillez patienter = Please wait
Hope this helps!
This would benefit from Cécile's input, but here is my understanding in the meantime:
Merci de bien vouloir attacher vos ceintures. -- Thank you for fastening your seat belts.Veuillez attacher vos ceintures. -- Please fasten your seat belts.
Both are very polite and formal, to me, they belong to the same register, in my opinion.
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