“Hey, have you had a chance to consider my request?”
Last month you asked your boss if you could work one day a week from home. She said that she'd think about it, but hasn't answered yet. You want to remind her that you're waiting for an answer.
Hey, have you had a chance to consider my request?
You say "Hey" at the beginning of a sentence in casual English when you want to get someone's attention. For example:
Hey, Hitomi, can you hand me that box over there?
It's common to say "Hey" before you ask someone a question, or when someone has done something that's wrong or unfair:
Use "hey" with people you know or are familiar with. When you're talking to people you don't know as well, "Excuse me" is more polite.
Use "Have you had a chance to ___?" in this kind of situation:
- You've asked someone to do something.
- You want to check whether they've done it.
- You want to be polite and respectful.
When someone asks you for something, it's a "request". When you think about whether to say "yes" or "no", you're "considering" the request.
The phrase "consider a request" is slightly formal.
Other things that you can "consider" include:
consider doing something
I considered going into medicine, but I decided that I wanted to do something a little more creative.
- consider an offer
- consider the options
- consider the consequences (of doing something)
I don't think she's really considered the consequences of taking on such a huge responsibility.