Can I or should I?
Usually, CAN is used to give options or explain that you have the ability to do something, while SHOULD is used to give a personal opinion. E.g. You CAN walk home at night, but it’s dangerous. So I think you SHOULD get a taxi.
Can I have VS may I have?
The only difference between the two verbs is that one is more polite than the other. In informal contexts it’s perfectly acceptable to use can; in formal situations it would be better to use may.
Is it grammatically correct to say may you?
In this case, may is wrong because she is not asking or giving permission: she is making a request. So: may and can are used interchangeably when asking or giving permission. would (or will) and can (or could) are used interchangeably when making a request.
Can I or may I?
Can and may can both be used to ask for permission, although “may” is considered more formal. “May” is the older word and has meanings that refer to the ability to do something, the possibility of something, as well as granting permission.
What meaning may you live long?
Definition of ‘long live/ long may’ You use long live and long may in expressions such as ‘long live the Queen’ and ‘long may it continue’ to express your support for someone or something and your hope that they will live or last a long time. Long live freedom!
Which is correct, can I, Could I, may I?
The teacher was saying the student is able to leave the room, but does not have permission to do so. May is the most formal way to ask for permission. The distinction between can and may is slowly disappearing in English. These days, is not always clear if may is being used to express permission or possibility—or both.
When to use ” may ” or ” could ” in a question?
When asking a question like “May you print a copy of that for me?”, when should you use “may” or “could”? I think you could have easily found the answer to this on Google, but the recap is that may is used primarily (though with diminishing frequency, at least in the US) for permission and can (and its past tense could) are used for mere ability.
What’s the difference between ” can I ” and ” may I “?
Asking “May I…” denotes that you are asking permission to do something. For example, asking “May I have another book,” implies that you would like permission to take an additional book. Eurgh. No, that’s not what I meant. CAN I and MAY I have long overlapped in English usage as a means of requesting permission.
What does it mean to ask ” May I have “?
Asking “May I…” denotes that you are asking permission to do something. For example, asking “May I have another book,” implies that you would like permission to take an additional book. Eurgh. No, that’s not what I meant.