sentence: I'm being attended on(?)


When you go shopping, a clerk can ask you: Are you being waited on?
Then you can answer: I’m being waited on.

Then, my dictionary says wait on is similar to attend on.

Then, in a store, are the expressions below possible?

Are you being attended on? or I’m being attended on.

Maybe it’s not common, I guess. What do you think?


Hi SP,

The expression I would use is ‘attended to’. If an assistant comes up to you in a shop and asks if they can help and you have already had another assistant go and look for something for you, you would say: Thank you, I’m already being attended to/I’m already being looked after. ‘Wait on’ to me suggests when a waiter is looking after you in a restaurant.


I don’t know exactly.But I think “wait on” roughly means “attend to”.(NOT attend on)
It is normally used in a restaurant.

Thank both of you. :slight_smile: I’m very glad that I can get some precious knowledge from here that my conversation book doesn’t say.

Good morning Sweetpumpkin.

In England you will also often come across the phrase, “Are you being seen to?”

Your reply would be, “Yes, thank you.”