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    #1

    Allow me to

    Hi,

    Is "Allow me to improve two subjects, please" correct?

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    #2

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    It is grammatical, but I don't know what it means.

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    #3

    Re: Allow me to

    If you get low marks in a subject, especially in science subjects, you can improve it in my country.

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    #4

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    Does that mean you can study more and take the test again?

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    #5

    Re: Allow me to

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Allow me
    This implies you're asking for someone's permission, so I also find it confusing.

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    #6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Hi,

    Is "Allow me to improve two subjects, please" correct?
    Perhaps:

    Please let me take the test again so I can get a better grade.

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    #7

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    Please allow me to retake two subjects.

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    #8

    Re: Allow me to

    What about "Allow me to improve my marks in two subjects, please"?

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    #9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    What about "Allow me to improve my marks in two subjects, please"?
    Yes. Do you want to retake the test, or do you just want higher marks?

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    #10

    Re: Allow me to

    You could retake the exams or resubmit coursework. Simply asking to improve the marks doesn't suggest how you're going to achieve it.

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