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    When you ask your friend to have a picture taken with you

    When you ask your friend to have a picture taken with you,

    1. Can I have a picture with you?
    2. Can I have a picture taken with you?

    3. Can we have a picture together?
    4. Can we have a picture taken together?

    5. Let's have a picture together.
    6. Let's have a picture taken together.

    Are all of the above natural?

    Also, please tell me other ways to say it. I'd like to learn more variations. Thank you.

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    Re: When you ask your friend to have a picture taken with you

    Quote Originally Posted by herbivorie View Post
    When you ask your friend to have a picture taken with you,

    1. Can I have a picture with you?
    2. Can I have a picture taken with you?

    3. Can we have a picture together?
    4. Can we have a picture taken together?

    5. Let's have a picture together.
    6. Let's have a picture taken together.

    Are all of the above natural?

    Also, please tell me other ways to say it. I'd like to learn more variations. Thank you.
    They are all OK.

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    Re: When you ask your friend to have a picture taken with you

    You could use Shall we have a picture (taken) together?

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    Re: When you ask your friend to have a picture taken with you

    You could say photo/photograph instead of 'picture'.

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    Re: When you ask your friend to have a picture taken with you

    Thank you.

    If it's someone who is much older than you (or who is not close to you) and you want to be more polite, how about the following examples? Are they fine?

    7. Could I have a picture (taken) with you?
    8. May I have a picture (taken) with you?
    9. Do you mind having a picture (taken) with me?
    10. Would you mind having a picture (taken) with me?
    11. Would you have a picture (taken) with me?
    12. Could you have a picture (taken) with me?
    13. Will you have a picture (taken) with me?
    14. Please have a picture (taken) with me.
    15. I'd like to have a picture (taken) with you. Is that OK with you?
    16. I'd like a picture (taken) with you. Is that OK with you?

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    Re: When you ask your friend to have a picture taken with you

    Quote Originally Posted by herbivorie View Post
    When you ask your friend to have a picture taken with you,

    1. Can I have a picture with you?
    2. Can I have a picture taken with you?

    3. Can we have a picture together?
    4. Can we have a picture taken together?

    5. Let's have a picture together.
    6. Let's have a picture taken together.

    Are all of the above natural?

    Also, please tell me other ways to say it. I'd like to learn more variations. Thank you.
    Options 5) and 6) are not asking a question. The rest are asking for permission/approval.

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    Re: When you ask your friend to have a picture taken with you

    I'd use "taken" in each one of these.

    Quote Originally Posted by herbivorie View Post
    Thank you.

    If it's someone who is much older than you (or who is not close to you) and you want to be more polite, how about the following examples? Are they fine?

    7. Could I have a picture (taken) with you? Okay
    8. May I have a picture (taken) with you? Okay
    9. Do you mind having a picture (taken) with me? Okay
    10. Would you mind having a picture (taken) with me? Okay
    11. Would you have a picture (taken) with me? Not as natural for me.
    12. Could you have a picture (taken) with me? No, it's not what they could do.
    13. Will you have a picture (taken) with me? Possible. Not as good as several others in this list. "Would you" is better.
    14. Please have a picture (taken) with me. Not as natural for me.
    15. I'd like to have a picture (taken) with you. Is that OK with you? The double "with you" sounds awkward. Change the second part to "Would that be okay?" and it's okay.
    16. I'd like a picture (taken) with you. Is that OK with you?This is the only one I wouldn't use "taken" in. Same as above - "Would that be okay/possible?"
    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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