Lets say I've had a small piece of butter and a small pot of jam coming with my breakfast. Now I'd like to ask one more. What would be the correct way to ask?

Can I have one more for each of them?

Can I have each of them one more?

Or how would a native ask for it? Thanks

  • In the USA, we'd just ask for "extra butter and jam."
    – Robusto
    Jul 23 '17 at 12:28
  • The close vote here for being "opinion-based" is entirely frivolous. Perhaps it's reasonable to close as a duplicate, if you can find one, but this seems to be exactly the kind of question where a native speaker is most useful.
    – Andrew
    Jul 23 '17 at 16:53

There are many ways to ask, for example:

Could I please get another X?

May I please have one more X?

Would you please bring me some more X?

The "please" (if you choose to use it) can go various places in the sentence:

(Please) would you (please) get me another X (, please)?

There are many variations of could/can/may/might/would, and get/have/bring, as well as other expressions.

I'd like some more butter and jam, please.

Please may I have some more butter and jam?

You can also add "excuse me" before, and/or "thank you" after, for extra politeness:

Excuse me, but might I ask you for more butter and jam? Thanks.

Excuse me, but could I trouble you for some more butter and jam? Thank you.

If you're unhappy with the service, and you don't feel like being as polite, you could instead use the imperative:

Bring me some more butter and jam, please.

Get me another plate of butter and more jam? Thanks.

This is not a comprehensive list. There are many variations on all of the above examples.

  • That's great answer. Thanks. So what if I need to use "each" in the sentence? Can I say something like "Could I please get another each of them?" or "Could I please one more for each of them?"
    – Melih
    Jul 23 '17 at 16:01
  • 1
    "Could I please get one more of each?"
    – Andrew
    Jul 23 '17 at 16:40

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