Asking for Favors

If you want to some one help you, you have to master this sentence.

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Can you . . .

Would you (please) . . .

Could you (please) . . .

Could I . . . (usually used for asking permission)

1. Can you help me with my math?

2. Could you bring me some coffee?

3. Would you open the car door for me?

4. Could I ask you a favor?

Sure. What's the problem?

I'd be glad to. How do you like it?

No problem. It looks like your hands are full.

It depends. What is it?

For Conversation practice :

Speaking Situations : Asking Favors

See also:

Grammar : Basic Modals, Common Modal Usage

Business : Asking for Help

Textbook : New Interchange 1, Chapter 11, English Knowhow, Book 1, Chapter 13