Possible Duplicate: When do I use “can” or “could”? Is either “can” or “could” more polite? “Can” vs. “could” in asking a question “Can I have one apple from your box?” vs “Could I have one ...
Why most questions in English get asked with 'would'? Grammar books say that it's used for making a polite request, but doesn't talk about the grammar of the 'would' part. Do we have to answer ...
Is "Can I have a cup of coffee?" polite? What if I ask a store employee, "Can I have something?"
Possible Duplicate: When do I use “can” or “could”? I wonder which of the following is more polite: Can you please change my email address? Could you please change my email ...
When I was growing up, if I ever said something similar to "Can I go to the store with Joe?", my mom would correct me with "May I go to the store with Joe?". Is "May I?" the typical way to ask a ...