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I seem to say it quite a lot without really realising it. I know of course, it should probably be something along the lines of "May I have" - But is "Can I get" really that wrong?


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  • There's a related question here. – Brian Hooper Sep 6 '13 at 8:42
  • I would say that "can I get" is an Americanism creeping into British usage. Very strictly speaking, yes, it is wrong: "can I" means "am I able to" - see my answer here – TrevorD Sep 6 '13 at 11:18

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