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    May I walk you home.

    May I walk you home.

    Does it mean May I walk with you to your home?

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    Re: May I walk you home.

    Yes, but it has the slightly formal ring of 'escort'.
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    Re: May I walk you home.

    Yes, with the added implication '. . .to make sure you get home safely.'

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    Re: May I walk you home.

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    Yes, but it has the slightly formal ring of 'escort'.
    Sorry, I don't get what does formal ring of escort mean.

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    Re: May I walk you home.

    It (the expression 'walk [somebody]) has the slightly formal ring (sound, tone, idea) of (the verb) 'escort'.[/QUOTE]

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    Re: May I walk you home.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It (the expression 'walk [somebody]) has the slightly formal ring (sound, tone, idea) of (the verb) 'escort'.
    As an example of the possible importance of this implication, when I was young we had family friends who lived up the road. Now and then I would walk their daughter home - because, my father having died young, my mother had given me strict lessons in Being a Gentleman.

    I later discovered that I had awoken in her young heart (the daughter that is - keep Oedipus out of this ) expectations of Something Else.

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