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Say I want to talk to a person who I can not reach directly.
I want to ask the person sitting between us to get the other person's attention for me.
What should be a proper sentence to use here?
Can I say

could you please get him for me?

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Formally:

  • "Excuse me, would you be so kind as to get So-And-So's attention for me, please? Cheers"

Or anything to that effect. It depends on how well you know the Middle Man.

Informally:

  • "Would you elbow So-And-So for me?"
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There is nothing wrong using

Could you please get him for me

Commonly one would say

Could you get him, please (as you motion towards the person you want)

There will also be situations when nothing is said and only gesturing occurs. For example, during an athletic event when noise levels are elevated.

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