Week 17 English 8 – Chapter 4 Asking For Permission

ASKING FOR PERMISSION

Meminta Ijin

  1. We use CAN to ask permission from someone we know well

Example:

Can I speak to John Wilson, please?

Can I borrow your pen for a minute?

  1. We use MAY as a slightly more formal way to ask for permission

Examples:

May I ask a question, please?

May we go home now?

  1. COULD – WOULD are used as more polite ways of asking for permission

Examples:

Could I submit the assignment tomorrow morning?

Would you permit me to leave the meeting at half past ten?

  1. Do you mind …?

Example:

Do you mind if I sit next to you?

For further explanation, watch these videos!

Miss Hana

Miss Novi

Now, Check your understanding by doing this exercise! 

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