You're discussing your drinking habits with a friend. You've just explained that you like to have a drink every night with dinner because it's good for your health. But you don't want your friend to think that you drink a lot, so you say this.
You meet someone who's a really talented artist. You want to know how he became so talented. You ask this.
Your boyfriend was being rude to you and seemed angry, but you don't know why. You asked him a question but he didn't answer or give any response. Now you're angry and you want to make him answer your question. You say this.
Your boyfriend seems to be angry at you. He's acting rude to to you, and you don't know why. You want to let him know that you're annoyed by his behavior, and you say this to start an argument.
“Dear Mr. Kent: I am writing to inform you that we have not yet received your rent payment for this month.”
You work in the management office of an apartment building. One of the tenants hasn't paid his rent yet for this month, and the payment is 10 days overdue. You're writing a letter to warn him to pay his rent immediately. You start the letter like ...