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    #1

    You only can eat your own cake.

    A cake cut into 4 pieces and gave to all people.
    One of the boy eaten 1 piece of the cake and ask for another cake. (He wants to eat his younger brother's cake.)

    “You can't take other people cake. You only can eat your own cake."

    It's sounds a little weird. How to say it in correct way?

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    #2

    Re: You only can eat your own cake.

    "You've had yours" and "Don't be a pig" come to mind.

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    #3

    Re: You only can eat your own cake.

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonree123456 View Post
    A cake is cut into four pieces and given to four people.
    One of the boys eats his piece of the cake and asks for another cake. (He wants to eat his younger brother's piece of cake.)

    “You can't take other peoples' cakes. You can only eat your own cake."

    It sounds a little weird. How should I say it in the correct way?
    Strictly speaking, one should use "may" instead of "can" in the sentences above, because it is a question of permission. However, most people use "can" in these circumstances.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #4

    Re: You only can eat your own cake.

    Perhaps:

    You can't take somebody else's cake.

    or

    You shouldn't take somebody else's cake.


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