- 1 Post By Raymott
can may for permission
The key to an excercise I did suggested may in the following sentence:
Guests may leave their valuables at the hotel safe.
What would be the connotation of can used here, if possible?
Re: can may for permission
'Can' is often used for 'may' in real life. In the sentence you've given there is no difference in connotation. But in other sentences there can be.
Originally Posted by licinio
Andrea, please try to learn to use quotes for can or words or sentences that you're quoting. It can take quite a while to work out the meaning of a sentence with can where you don't expect it.
Two of the three 'cans' in the above passage should be quoted.
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