Yes, Please! (Grammar Rules)

Whether you are speaking to a close friend or in a professional work setting, it is always essential to speak politely. However, for some people, it can be challenging to know when to use please in a sentence. In this post, we’ll show you how to create polite sentences. We will also show several alternatives to the common phrase “Yes, please”.

Definition of “Yes, Please”

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“Yes, please” is a phrase used to express appreciation for something that someone has given you. In simpler terms, it is a way of saying “thank you” in a polite manner. Just like with the phrase “thanks for the heads up“, saying “yes please” is a great way to just be nice!

The phrase can be used in a variety of different ways, but it usually conveys a sense of happiness or excitement about:

  • Being asked a question
  • Being offered something (i.e a gift)
  • Being given permission to do something


  1. If someone gives you a gift, you might say “yes, please” to express your gratitude.
  2. If you are offered the opportunity to join a dinner party, you would respond “yes, please” to accept the offer.
  3. If your mother offers you extra dessert, you might respond “yes, please! That would be great.

Just like we saw with our post on another way to say thank you, it is very important to express your appreciation to people!

Takeaway: “Yes, please” is used politely to accept something from another person.

Use It In A Sentence

Here are some more examples of how to use the phrase “yes, please” in a sentence. Just like with the phrase, “good to hear from you“, “yes please” is polite to use.

  1. Yes, please! I would love a piece of dark chocolate!
  2. Can I borrow your pen? Yes, please.
  3. Yes, please! I would love to attend the baseball game with you!
  4. Can I have a piece of your chocolate cake? Yes, please do!
  5. Yes, please! You are welcome to borrow my baseball bat for your next game.

Also, just like we saw in our article about the phrase “but not limited to“, you need to punctuate your sentence correctly!

“Yes, Please” vs “Yes Please”

It is not correct to use the phrase “yes please” in this context. You must include proper punctuation to make the sentence grammatically correct. In this phrase, “yes” is its own independent phrase so you must place a comma after to break up the sentence. It is important to understand how to use commas in your writing.

“Please, Yes” vs “Yes, Please”

The phrase “please, yes” is wrong. The correct answer is to use the phrase “yes, please”. Grammar rules such as this are simple and should always be followed in writing and in speech. Knowing when to use a comma can be tricky. If you don’t believe me, check out our post on does comma go before or after but in our blog section!

Yes, Please vs Yes, Of Course

These terms are often confused and used interchangeably in the English language. However, they do not have the same meaning. “Yes, of course” is used to grant permission to a person after being asked a question. In fact, it is the opposite of “yes, please”. Be careful when using the phrase “Yes, of course”. It can be considered rude if you are asked an obvious question.

Just like we saw in our analysis of the words edition vs.addition, spelling makes a big difference. So pay close attention to your spelling, punctuation, and grammar!

Is It Polite?

There is no question about it, “yes, please” is a sign of politeness in the English langue. Using phrases like this and asking people “how is your day going” is very polite! Create a habit of using please in your questions and responses. People will appreciate your manner and will be more willing to assist you.

Synonyms For “Yes, Please”

Here is a list of Synonyms for the phrase “yes, please”. Remember, it is smart to vary your word choice to avoid being repetitive.

  1. Certainly
  2. Absolutely
  3. Of course
  4. Sure
  5. By all means
  6. Certainly
  7. Affirmative
  8. Definitely
  9. Without a doubt
  10. Okay

FAQs – English Language

Q: How do you use yes please in a sentence?

If you were asked a yes or no question, it is grammatically correct to answer simply “Yes, please”. For example, if your father offers “Would you like to learn how to throw a baseball?” You might answer in a single utterance “Yes, please! That would be quite fun.” In this example, the speaker answers with please to be polite to the father.

Q: Is it okay to say yes please?

It is considered to be normal to answer simply “yes, please” in response to a question. For example, if your mother asks “Would you like more chicken in your dinner?” You would respond “Yes, please.” The word please expresses politeness. Always place a comma after yes.

Q: How is please used in a sentence?

Here are two examples of how to use please in a sentence. “Please clean your room before coming downstairs for dinner” or “It will please my mother to know that I made my bed before school“. In this first example, please is used to be polite.

Q: Is it polite to use please?

In the English language, it is a sign of respect and politeness to say “please”. Here is an example of how to say please in a sentence, “Please take my wash to the laundry room.”

Q: How do you write yes in an email?

There are several ways to say yes in an email. You could say “yeah, sure!”, “No problem”, “yes of course”, or “yes, I’d be happy to help”. All of these options sounds fine in email or polite sentences.

The Bottom Line

Now you understand everything there is to know about politeness in the English language. No matter if you speak American or British English, it always pays to be polite. It does not take significant effort to say please & thank you…so do it! Now that you understand basic “yes, please” grammar rules, use them in your everyday writing and conversations.