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Is there a difference between:

Can I go home, please?

and

Can I, please, go home?

I feel like the first is more formal, when the second shows some kind of irritation. Am I right?

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Or indeed "Please can I go home?" I think it mainly depends on context and spoken delivery/stress. Anything else is just subjective supposition. –  FumbleFingers Sep 25 '13 at 3:30
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This question appears to be off-topic because it could probably be better asked on ELL. –  Kris Sep 25 '13 at 5:57
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You’re on the right lines. Can I go home, please? is the normal order. Depending on how the words are stressed, Can I, please, go home? might give more of a pleading tone.

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