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Thread: making request

    • Join Date: Jul 2007
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    Red face making request

    dear teacher,
    can u give me the difference between:
    1]can i help u?
    2]may i help u?
    3]shall i help u?

  1. Editor,
    English Teacher
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    Re: making request

    1 & 2 offering to assist, provide a service
    3 would not be used in all situations- a shop assistant is unlikely to use it, but you could use t if you saw somone in need of help.

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