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    #1

    How do I response to "May I....?"

    For example

    May I come in?

    Sure.
    Certanily.
    Ofcourse.

    But how do I say If I don't want you to come in?
    Hello everyone. My Name is Noppanat. I'm from Thailand.

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    #2

    Re: How do I response to "May I....?"

    Quote Originally Posted by noppanat View Post
    For example

    May I come in?

    Sure.
    Certanily.
    Ofcourse.

    But how do I say If I don't want you to come in?
    No.
    No, not now.
    No, I have company.
    No, I'm busy.
    No. Now is not good.

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    #3

    Re: How do I response to "May I....?"

    Quote Originally Posted by noppanat View Post
    For example

    May I come in?

    Sure.
    Certanily. Certainly. (Spelling)
    Ofcourse. Of course. (This is two words, not one)

    But how what do I say If if I don't want you to come in?
    MikeNY has given you several great responses if you don't want the person to come in. You missed a couple of responses if you do want them to come in.

    Yes.
    Yes, you may.

    Note my corrections to your post in red. Note that your title should be "How do I respond to ...?" "Response" is a noun. "To respond" is the verb.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: How do I response to "May I....?"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    MikeNY has given you several great responses if you don't want the person to come in. You missed a couple of responses if you do want them to come in.

    Yes.
    Yes, you may.

    Note my corrections to your post in red. Note that your title should be "How do I respond to ...?" "Response" is a noun. "To respond" is the verb.
    Hello.
    May I ask a question here?

    Please imagine:

    I'm in my office now. Mr.Koike, my boss, is standing at the door and says "May I come in?"

    Is it acceptable to say "Yes, you may." in this situation?
    I think I'd most likely say "Yes, please." because he's my boss. Is "Yes, please." OK in this context?

    Thank you.

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    #5

    Re: How do I response to "May I....?"

    That's not very natural, but "Yes, please do" works.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How do I response to "May I....?"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That's not very natural, but "Yes, please do" works.
    Thank you.
    Do you mean 'Yes, you may.' by "that"?
    Or...?

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    #7

    Re: How do I response to "May I....?"

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Thank you.
    Do you mean 'Yes, you may.' by "that"?
    Or...?
    No. I mean that your suggested response of "Yes please" is not very natural. I suggest that you say "Yes, please do" to your boss when he asks if he may come in.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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