How to answer “what would you like to drink?” in this case


I understand we use “I’ll” (“I will”) when we decide to do something atthe time of speaking, such as in the former case.

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However, what if I want lớn drink an orange juice at a coffee shop (becauseit’s very delicious)? I already planned to buy it before I went tothe shop. How can I answer this question at the coffee shop?

Waitress: What would you lượt thích to drink?

Me: ………………………

Can I say “I’m going lớn have an orange juice.”?

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I understand we use “I’ll (will)” when we decided to vì chưng something at the time of speaking in the former case.

I don"t believe this distinction is widely recognized by native speakers.

In any case, the coffee cửa hàng person doesn"t know or care whether you made your decision on the spot or had decided what drink khổng lồ have before you came in.

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"I"ll have an orange juice" would be perfectly acceptable in your coffee shop scenario as as when visiting a friend.


Of course it"s also fine lớn simply reflect the khung of the question:

Waitress: What would you like to drink?

Me: I"d like an orange juice.

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You could say that but in English this probably makes more sense:

"May I have an orange juice?"

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"I"m going to have an orange juice" is a little awkward-sounding, although not ungrammatical. Dropping the "an" helps a little, but probably more common would be just "orange juice, please" or "could I have an orange juice?"

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