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    #11

    Re: You ________ post and edit your threads.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It must be that this is what you were doing on the day they taught the actual differences.


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    #12

    Re: You ________ post and edit your threads.

    You can post new threads. (Sure about that?)

    Well...I may post new treads, but my internet connection is down, so I can't post new treads.





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    #13

    Re: You ________ post and edit your threads.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven D View Post
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    Who thinks it's incorrect to use "can" in place of "may" in the above sentences?

    Anyone?
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I don't.
    Try this sentence and situation:-
    A student at Prinicpal's office entrance asking for permission,
    May I come in or Can I come in.

    A boy proposing to a girl:-
    May I hold your hand or Can I hold your hand.

    So, the may is always used where some kind of permission or consent is reuqired from another person while can is used for the potential to do certain act.

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