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    #1

    May I bring you ...

    Is the following sentence correct?

    "May I bring you something to drink?"

    I think that "May I get you ..." is more natural, but I'm not sure whether the first sentence would be acceptable too.

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    #2

    Re: May I bring you ...

    Get is much more natural to me. The bring version isn't wrong, but it's not something I'd use.

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    Re: May I bring you ...

    I might expect to hear "May I bring you ..." from a waiter or from someone at a bar who comes and takes your order from you at your table.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: May I bring you ...

    Here the situation is at a bank, an adviser talking to a customer. How about that?

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    #5

    Re: May I bring you ...

    In that case, "bring" is not 100% wrong, but "Would you like anything to drink?" is better. (I assume they mean water. The banks around here don't serve wine.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: May I bring you ...

    "Not 100% wrong" is a nice way of saying it. So I'll underline it and give them a better version, but not mark it as a mistake.

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    Re: May I bring you ...

    At my hairdresser's, the shampooist always asks "Can I get you a tea or a coffee?" once you're sitting, wet-haired, in the chair.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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