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  1. B45
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    My friend who's standing by me has her suitcase in the trunk and I ask her: Should

    My friend who's standing by me has her suitcase in the trunk and I ask her:

    Should I take/grab that?

    Are both useable?

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    Re: My friend who's standing by me has her suitcase in the trunk and I ask her: Sho

    I'd say, "Can I take that for you?" I wouldn't use 'grab', but others might.

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    Re: My friend who's standing by me has her suitcase in the trunk and I ask her: Sho

    I find "Should" quite unnatural there. I would say "Shall I get that?" or "Do you want me to get that?" Having said that, I can't quite understand why she's not getting her own case out of the boot (trunk) of the car.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: My friend who's standing by me has her suitcase in the trunk and I ask her: Sho

    Chivalry?

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    Re: My friend who's standing by me has her suitcase in the trunk and I ask her: Sho

    Yeah, probably. Sigh.
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    Re: My friend who's standing by me has her suitcase in the trunk and I ask her: Sho

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I'd say, "Can I take that for you?" I wouldn't use 'grab', but others might.
    Because her suitcase is very big and heavy and I'm a guy, so I feel like I should carry it for her.

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    Re: My friend who's standing by me has her suitcase in the trunk and I ask her: Sho

    This is my first time to hear that " Should I grab that?"
    I think it is impolite.

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    Re: My friend who's standing by me has her suitcase in the trunk and I ask her: Sho

    It's not impolite. It's a colloquialism.

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    Re: My friend who's standing by me has her suitcase in the trunk and I ask her: Sho

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Because her suitcase is very big and heavy and I'm a guy, so I feel like I should carry it for her.
    Bear in mind that these days, many women will feel insulted/offended if a man assumes she can't carry her own suitcase. She packed it. She made it heavy. If she can't carry it, she shouldn't have brought it!
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    Re: My friend who's standing by me has her suitcase in the trunk and I ask her: Sho

    I am not a teacher.

    Aren't there still women who would feel insulted/offended if a man doesn't even offer to help?

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