Can we use example?
Present I can play the piano / I can’t play the violin.
Past (could) I could play the piano as a child.
/ I couldn’t play the violin as a child.
Present I’m free now.
We can go.
/ I’m not free now.
Present I can stay at Danny’s when he’s out of town.
/ I can’t stay at Danny’s when he’s out of town..
What is correct may I or can I?
May is the more formal word, and if you are at all concerned about being tut-tutted, a safe choice. Can is now the verb of choice for ability, and both can and may are still used in the “possibility” sense. You may use can if you wish, and you can use may if it makes you feel better.
Could you please or can you please which is more polite?
Permissionasking for permissionformal/polite?giving permissionCan I ask you a question?informalYes, you can. Yes, you may. Yes, you could.Could I use your phone?more formal/politeMay I use your phone?even more formal/polite6 days ago
Can you please in a sentence?
The sentence beginning with “please can…” is a question, and it should have a question mark. It is a mistake/omission by the writer. If the sentence was “Please give us some context and an example sentence” (without “can you”), then it is imperative, and shouldn’t have a question mark.
Can we use please with could?
Both are correct. The first is more direct, and the second is more polite. Could you please . . .
Can I ask you or may I ask you?
May I ask you a question? Asking for permission. In addition, “may” version is more polite than the “can” version. Realistically speaking, both ask for permission and neither is offensive, but yes, “may” is still more polite than “can.”
How do you use may I in a sentence?
Sentence Pattern: May I … ?[T] May I kiss you? ( CK)[T] May I have everyone’s attention, please? ( CK)[T] May I borrow your lighter? ( CK)[T] May I borrow your car tonight? ( CK)[T] May I be of service? ( CK)[T] May I be of further service? ( CK)[T] May I be of assistance? ( CK)[T] May I be excused now? ( CK)More items…
How do I make a request?
Making Requests in EnglishCan you give me the book?Could you please take off your raincoat?Could you please take me to the dentist?Would you be kind enough to repair my computer?Do you think you could take me to the supermarket?Could I ask you to take me home?Can you tell me what happened?Would you come to my birthday party?More items…