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    is this sentence is o.k

    can i fix you a cup of tea

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    Re: is this sentence is o.k

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    can i fix you a cup of tea
    It is not OK as it has no capital letters or punctuation. Please post your sentence again, correctly capitalised and punctuated and then we can deal with the content.

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    Re: is this sentence is o.k

    Can i fix you a cup of tea.

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    Re: is this sentence is o.k

    Quote Originally Posted by noman12 View Post
    Can i fix you a cup of tea.
    Well, you have put a capital letter at the beginning of the sentence which is a good start.

    What about the first person singular pronoun?

    And I assume your sentence is a question, therefore a full stop at the end is not appropriate.

    Have another try.

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    Re: is this sentence is o.k

    Yes this is a question.

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    Re: is this sentence is o.k

    To save this thread running for weeks, here is how your sentence should look:

    Can I fix you a cup of tea?

    I have underlined the relevant points.

    1) Capital letter at the beginning.
    2) Always capitalise "I".
    3) It's a question, so it must have a question mark at the end.

    Your original question was "Is this sentence OK?" (note the capitalisation and punctuation again).

    In AmE, I would say yes. In BrE, we say "Can/shall I make you a cup of tea?"

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    Re: is this sentence is o.k

    Not a teacher.

    "May I..." is the formal, proper way to ask, but many or most natives will say "Can I..."

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