be (only too) pleased to | be happy to

This page is about the conversational phrase be (only too) pleased to | be happy to


You can say this if someone asks you to do something, and you're willing or happy to do it.

For example

  • "Would you mind collecting my mail while I'm away?"
    "I'd be only too pleased to, Doris."

  • "Could you sign a copy of your book for me, please?"
    "I'd be happy to."

"be (only too) pleased to" is a little more formal than "be happy to"

Quick Quiz

I said, "I'd be pleased to," after my neighbour asked me

a. if I needed any help

b. if I could help her

c. if I was married

Contributor: Matt Errey