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  1. B45
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    Standing in front of a kiosk and I don't know how to use it. I say to the attendant:

    Standing in front of a kiosk and I don't know how to use it. I say to the attendant:

    Can you teach/show me how to use this thing.

    Are both useable?

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    Re: Standing in front of a kiosk and I don't know how to use it. I say to the attend

    Yes, you can use either one. But I think "Can you show me...?" is more likely.


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    Re: Standing in front of a kiosk and I don't know how to use it. I say to the attend

    Are you saying: can you teach me is also correct? I thought it was wrong because teach usually relates to teaching math or science.

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    Re: Standing in front of a kiosk and I don't know how to use it. I say to the attend

    It isn't wrong. But I would expect to use "teach" with something more involved. For example: "Can you teach me English?" Or: "Can you teach me Spanish?" But: "Can you show me how to use this ticket machine?"


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