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    Hi all!
    I am in here and this is my first post in this forum .
    Just a quick question
    How do i register for Toefl?
    How can i register for Toefl?
    Whats the difference in both the sentences and which is more proper.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: how can or how do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Atesttaker
    Hi all!
    I am in here and this is my first post in this forum .
    Just a quick question
    How do i register for Toefl?
    How can i register for Toefl?
    Whats the difference in both the sentences and which is more proper.
    Thanks in advance.
    IMO, both questions are proper and equally correct. The word "can" usually asks about possibilities, whereas, the word "do" usually asks about a specific protocol. That said, both of these questions are functionally equivalent -- they will provoke the same response in this case.

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    I'd use 'can' if I were less sure that I had the automatic right, so I'd be more likely to use it in an enquiry prior to enrollment.

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