Can You Or Can I Grammar?

Is could you please rude?

They’re not impolite — they’re just less polite than the versions with please..

How can I use could in a sentence?

Here are some more examples:People could do so much more for their community.I couldn’t have said it better myself.We could have left the party earlier.The girl was crying because she couldn’t find her parents.You could have stopped by the grocery store. We need some milk.I couldn’t have done it without you.Mar 23, 2016

Where is could used?

“Could” is a modal verb used to express possibility or past ability as well as to make suggestions and requests. “Could” is also commonly used in conditional sentences as the conditional form of “can.” Examples: Extreme rain could cause the river to flood the city.

Can I or may I grammar?

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.

Can you or can you please?

Both are correct. The first is more direct, and the second is more polite. Could you please . . . gives slightly more room for refusal than Can you please . . .

Is Can I go to the bathroom correct?

So while yes, asking “may I go to the bathroom?” is asking for permission, asking the “can” question is actually referring to “are the conditions of me being able to the bathroom met?” which includes but is not exclusive just having permission. …

What can I say instead of can I?

Will you be so kind..(as to help me)It would be really great if you..(could help me / helped me)I’d be grateful if you..(could help me / helped me)Mar 21, 2016

When to say may I?

As for May I at the start of a sentence, its commonest use is as a rhetorical device – typically in a speech or official meeting – for introducing a statement or suggestion (rather than a question): May I say how deeply honoured I am to be invited to chair the NCVO.

Is it correct to say May?

May you isn’t automatically incorrect. “May you live in interesting times,” expresses the wish that the person being addressed live in interesting times. But this is not usually what people mean when they say may you. May you is usually used in the sense of may I, but may I is asking for permission.

Will you or would you?

Would: How They’re Different (and How to Use Each) The main difference between will and would is that would can be used in the past tense but will cannot. Also, would is commonly used to refer to a future event that may occur under specific conditions, while will is used more generally to refer to future events.

Should I use in a sentence?

‘Should’ can be used:To express something that is probable. Examples: “John should be here by 2:00 PM.” “He should be bringing Jennifer with him.To ask questions. Examples: “Should we turn left at this street?” … To show obligation, give recommendation or even an opinion. Examples: “You should stop eating fast food.”

Is Can I proper grammar?

But the permission use of can is not in fact incorrect in standard English. 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.

Which is correct could you or can you?

All are grammatically correct. Both are fine grammatically, but it appears that you are aiming for a relatively formal setting in which case “Could” is slightly more formal-sounding. Neither would be incorrect, however.

How do I ask for permission?

Asking for Permission:Can I go out, please?May I open the window, please?Please, can I have a look at your photo album?Please, may I taste that hot spicy couscous dish?Do you mind if I smoke?Would you mind if I asked you something?Is it okay if I sit here?Would it be all right if I borrowed your mobile Phone?

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.”