Skills

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Asking Permission

Modals are commonly used for asking permission ,Asking Permission skill in english.

Can I ask you some questions?

May I have a cup of green tea?

Could I help you turn off the computer?


Some other common phrases are

Do you mind if I smoke in your house?

Would you mind if I forget your promise?

Is it okay if I sleep at your home?

Would it be all right if I borrowed your car?


Giving Permission

Sure.

Go ahead.

of course.

That's All right.

No problem.

See also :

Grammar : Common Modal Usage

Textbook Recommendation : Touchy Situations, Chapter 7

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