Published on 01 Dec 2013 | over 4 years ago

Using "May I' Vs 'Can I' - English Grammar Lesson
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Many people use the word can when they are asking for permission.
They say,

"Can I go to the bathroom?"
or
"Can I have a box of popcorn?"

There is a better way to ask for permission. Use the word may instead.

"May I go to the bathroom?"
or
"May I have a box of popcorn?"

Try to use the word may when you are asking for permission.
Try to use the word can only when you are talking about being able to do something.

Examples:

Can Natasha program her laptop to make funny noises?
Yes, she can do many amazing things.

Enjoy the lesson!
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