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Grammar detail: お〜する

お〜する - affirmative humble
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The affirmative humble form (often simply referred to as 'humble verb form') is a polite verb form. It is created by combining お with the verb's stem, and adding する. For extra politeness, いたす can be used instead of する.
For example:
お出しする
とうてん
当店
パイ
よる
うち
げて
つぎ
しする
です
All our pies are baked fresh during the night for your dining pleasure the next day.
The same approach can be used without する as a polite imperative:
はい
ください
Come right in.
... or request:
あした
明日
でき
出来
ます

May I see you tomorrow?
This form is also the basis of the standard expression お待たせしました. In this case, the 待たせ is the stem of 待たせる, which is the causative of 待つ = to make wait.
たせ
しました useful
I'm sorry to have kept you waiting.
... and the even more common expression お願いします (from
ねが
う):
にく
ねが
いします

Meat, please.
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Kanji used in this grammar

シュツ   スイ   だ to take out, to put out   で to go out, to exit   
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タイ   ま to wait   
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ガン   ねが to request, to petition   
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3
トウ   あてる    あたる to hit   
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テン   みせ shop   
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ヤ   よる    よ night   
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2
ショウ   や to roast, bake, burn   やける to be burnt   
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4
ジョウ   ショウ   うえ above   うわ- above   あげる to raise   あがる to rise   かみ first half, upper part   のぼ to climb   のぼせる to bring up, to raise   のぼ to bring up   
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ジ   シ   つぎ next   つ to come after   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
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ニュウ   い to enter   はい to enter   いれる to put in   
1
メイ   ミョウ   あかり light   あかるい bright   あかるむ to brighten   あからむ to become luminous (at dawn)   あきらか obvious   あかす to lay bare   あ to open   あける to empty   
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2
カイ   エ   あ to meet   
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ライ   く to come   きた to be forthcoming   きた to induce   
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ニク   meat
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