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    Can or May I think about it?

    Hello,

    In an American TV serial "House of Cards", Zoe was told that she will be promoted to a new nice position. To her supervior's surprise, she responded, "Can I think about it" ?

    Is it wrong to say " May I think about it" ?


    Thank you!

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    Re: Can or May I think about it?

    "May I think about it" is correct. "Can I think about it" would be widely used.

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    Re: Can or May I think about it?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello,

    In an American TV serial "House of Cards", Zoe was told that she will be promoted to a new nice position. To her supervior's surprise, she responded, "Can I think about it" ?

    Is it wrong to say " May I think about it" ?


    Thank you!
    "May" is correct but "can" is used quite often.

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