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I guess you were told so, because the first one implies that the question will be asked, no matter what. In the second case, one asks only if he/she may ask something. In this case, the decision whether to listen to the question or not is in in the hands of the person from whom it was asked. It makes the act of asking the question more polite and less ...


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I'll add an 'answer' here because it is not that easy to ascertain whether stool is actually used in count usages. Macmillan has: stool [noun] [countable] ... 2a piece of solid waste from someone’s body Synonyms and related words: [Human and animal waste]: cowpat, crap, dog dirt... While 'cowpat' is count, the other 'synonyms/related ...


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