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    Can I take my friend?

    One of my classmates asked his teacher the permission for his friend to leave the class. I wonder whether it is grammatical among native speakers to ask such a question.


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    Re: Can I take my friend?

    Your question is unclear!

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    Re: Can I take my friend?

    Quote Originally Posted by Exalted Father View Post
    One of my classmates asked his teacher for permission for his friend to leave the class. I wonder whether it is grammatical among native speakers to ask such a question.

    Yes, except for the small correction I made above. But why would a classmate ask for permission for someone else to leave? Why didn't the classmate who wanted to leave ask for permission?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Can I take my friend?

    They come in one car.


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    #5

    Re: Can I take my friend?

    You can say 'ask for permission' but you can also say 'ask permission to do something'.

    In any case, however, your question is still unclear. That is why you are not getting any real replies here.
    Please explain again in more detail (the 'car' answer you gave doesn't help).

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    Re: Can I take my friend?

    The teacher gave first permission to leave the class for the one who had the car. Then the car owner asked his teacher for permission for his classmate to leave the class together because they come in one car.

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