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Is May you please grammatically correct?

Is May you please grammatically correct?

The problem with “may you please” is not only that it’s grammatically redundant, “may” being a modal for humbly asking permission to do something and “please” being a function word for also expressing politeness when making a request.

Can I and may I Difference?

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.

How do you use may and can in a sentence?

Can vs. May

  1. Example: He can hold his breath for 30 seconds.
  2. Meaning: He is able to hold his breath for 30 seconds.
  3. Example: He may hold his breath for 30 seconds.
  4. Meaning #1: It is possible that he will hold his breath.
  5. Meaning #2: He has permission to hold his breath.
  6. Example: May/Can I go to the mall tonight?

Can I speak with or may I speak with?

In both the cases, the meaning is “have a conversation with somebody.” The difference is that speak to (or talk to) is less polite, since it put the emphasis on one doing the conversation, while speak with (or talk with) is more polite, since it doesn’t put the emphasis on just one doing the conversation.

Can and Cannot sentences?

Can/Cannot in affirmative and negative sentences.

  • I can travel in December. I cannot (can’t) travel now.
  • You can see the stars! You cannot (can’t) hear the teacher.
  • He can be rude sometimes.
  • She can play the guitar.
  • It can wait for an hour.
  • We can try again later.
  • They can study after lunch.

Can and Cannot exercise?

Do the exercise below on can or can’t and click on the button to check your answers.

  • I. can. can’t. speak French.
  • I. can. can’t. come to the party.
  • We. can. can’t. hear you.
  • Where are my keys? I. can. can’t.
  • I. can. can’t. believe it.
  • We. can. can’t. meet tomorrow if you want.
  • Can. Can’t. make me a cup of tea, please?
  • He. can. can’t. jump.

Can not be or Cannot be?

Can’t is a contraction of cannot, and it’s best suited for informal writing. In formal writing and where contractions are frowned upon, use cannot. It is possible to write can not, but you generally find it only as part of some other construction, such as “not only . . . but also.”

Can and can’t ability?

We use can and can’t to talk about someone’s skill or general abilities: She can speak several languages. We use can and can’t to talk about the ability to do something at a specific time in the present or future: I can see you.

What is the example of ability?

An example of ability is a batting average of . 500 in baseball. The definition of ability is having the ability to do something. An example of ability is having enough money to pay a bill.

Can’t impossibility examples?

– You must (obligation) take your cap off, and you can’t (= interdiction) put it back before you go out. – He can’t (impossibility) be responsible for his brothers and sisters… He’s much too young for that.

How do you express impossibility?

Expressing impossibility

  1. No, it’s impossible to repair that old Chevrolet.
  2. Even a good mechanic can’t possibly fix it.
  3. We may not be able to travel by car.
  4. There’s no chance my father repairs it tomorrow.

Can’t have done and couldn’t have done?

In your example (can’t / couldn’t have passed the test), the surrounding circumstances are not known. Can’t have done something expresses surprise at that moment or expressing something is not plausible, whereas couldn’t have done something expresses a lack of ability or capability based on known facts.

Can you tell the difference between can T and Mustn T?

Therefore, mustn’t is the correct answer. However, in colloquial speech, people would use the word “can’t”, since it is implied in the statement that you cannot use your mobile phone without breaking the law. If I had to choose a word from that list I would opt for “mustn’t”.

When to use have to and must?

We use have to / must / should + infinitive to talk about obligation, things that are necessary to do, or to give advice about things that are a good idea to do. Must and have to are both used for obligation and are often quite similar. They are both followed by the infinitive. I must go now. / I have to go now.

Do what can’t be done?

This is from the Beatles’ song: “There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done. Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung. It’s easy.

Can permission examples?

Here are some examples. “Can I open the window in here?” “Can we sit here?” “Can I have two coffees and a coke, please?”