いたす - Grammar Discussion

to do (humble)

Structure

  • する → いたす
  • お/ご + Verb[stem] + いたします

[This grammar is used when speaking about YOU or YOUR GROUP (like company)]

[There are many exceptions to the ‘YOU’ rule. See examples for more information]

[お attaches to kanji of Japanese origin (kunyomi), while ご attaches to kanji of Chinese origin (onyomi)]

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運転免許を拝見いたしますか
Why is ご not accepted here?

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@mrthuvi

Hey :smiley:

Expressions that have 「拝」(like 拝見、拝借) don’t take the prefix ご/お since 拝 already performs a similar function. In other words, they are respectful enough already.

By the way, it would be also correct (but less humble) if する was used.

I hope it helps!
Cheers! :+1:

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For this sentence:
やる気のある方を、店員として募集いたします。
would this work:
店員として募集いたしています