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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
What's the best way to speak to a world-famous author?

What's an informal way to speak to your younger brother?

Which of these is correct?

Which of these is only used with the pronouns "I" and "we"?

How would you normally talk to your best friend?

How would you ask a question of the female receptionist in an office you are visiting for the first time?

You need to take a day off to accompany your elderly aunt to the hospital. Your boss is a strict man, who demands respect from his employees. What's the best way to ask him for permission?

Which word is used in more casual and informal situations?

Which of the following is usually considered incorrect?

You work on the telephone in a customer service position. You can't hear what your customer is saying. What do you say to her?


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183 Comments on “Can I? Could I? May I?”


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Could you review question number 4 in the quiz?
Because I think that the answers don’t match the question.

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

    Thanks for being our eyes and ears, Fatima! The mistake has been corrected. All the best to you.

    Tuesday, April 2nd 2019

Hi Rebecca,
Could I ask you for correct question nr 4? There is a mistake should be “we” but is “you” I am correct?

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

    Thank you so much for alerting us to that. The quiz has been corrected. I wish you all the best, Grzegorz Bak. Take care!

    Saturday, March 2nd 2019

Thanks Rebecca!
now I know when to use those words.

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

Thanks to you Rebecca, I’ll try to be polite when I ask for Something.

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

Got 09/10. Thank you Rebecca ! <3

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

Dorood Rebecca, dorood means Hello in Persian. Question number 4 !!!!

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

    مرحبا also hello in arabic

    Saturday, March 2nd 2019

Thank you Rebecca I didn’t know these things about can, could and may. also I want to ask you might is the same as could yes?

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

I got 10 out of 10 😋😎

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

Perfect. I am here.

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

9/10 good!

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

Which is the corret way to ask my teacher permission to go to the bathroom, I should use “Can I go to the bathroom” or “Could I go to the bathroom”, because once i asked my teacher “Can I go to the bathroom” and he aswered me “I don’t know can you?” and he explained me that using “can” it’s like I was question myself if I’m capable of do something.Is it right?

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

    Yes, he is right. Asking someone with the words “can I” where you know you can do it sounds silly. My teacher once told me this that it is not correct to use can for permission. “May” is the preferable one to use..

    Tuesday, March 19th 2019

    Yes, “could” or “may” is better in this situation.
    Some teachers want students to use “can” for ability, and not for permission. In real life, you will hear people using all three, depending on how formal the situation is, as I have explained in the lesson. Take care, and all the best, Jismar.

    Tuesday, April 2nd 2019

Thank you teacher

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

nice teaching skills to use of can / could & may in general day to day use.

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

You’re a marvelous teacher.
Could you review the question number 4, please? I have a doubt.

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

guess Im not the only one with question #4. if Im not mistaken the correcto answer is Could

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

Yes the question number 4,I think it’s wrong

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

    why you think that

    Sunday, March 3rd 2019

It really help me in mu study. This site is crucial to the students seeking for knowledge about grammar. Thank You!

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

I got 9 correct out of 10. It was not bad.
The last question was challenging.
Thanks

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

Thank you Rebecca, it was very clear.

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

Thank you my teacher. It has a little mistake in Q4 could be correct it as soon as possible.

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

Thanks Rebecca, iI love the way you teach. Got 9 out of 10.

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

thanks Rebicca

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

thank you Rebecca for your lessons, I really benefit from it

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

Thank you Rebecca .

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

Apologies for the mistake in the quiz, which has now been corrected. Thanks for all your comments and feedback. All the best to each of you.

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

    thans

    Tuesday, June 18th 2019

Thank you Rebeca

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

I got 8 correct out of 10.thanks for your help now i could use can/could and may

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

Excellent lesson. Thank you, Rebeca.

Sunday, March 3rd 2019

Thank you so much,Rebecca

Sunday, March 3rd 2019

thank you

Sunday, March 3rd 2019

Thank you very much, Rebecca. You explained to me very useful and necessary rules for each day. 10/10

Sunday, March 3rd 2019

    Thank you kindly, Cosimomsc. I wish you continued progress and success.

    Tuesday, April 2nd 2019

Hello Rebecca!

Sunday, March 3rd 2019

I have done a good quiz with 10 correct answers. All the results of this quiz are right due to the teacher’s explanations. Thanks a lot teacher Rebecca because it was a very fun video class

Sunday, March 3rd 2019

Thank you, Rebecca….!!

Sunday, March 3rd 2019

Thank you.

Sunday, March 3rd 2019

Thank you so much mam.

Monday, March 4th 2019

Hi,
I recommend you the number of the lesson be appeared in the title of the lesson, so their numbers only can be pointed out by teachers. Also searching them would be more easy.
Thank you

Monday, March 4th 2019

Thank you!

Monday, March 4th 2019

Thank you, Rebecca

Monday, March 4th 2019

I have got 10/10, I’d like to say thank for Emma so much

Monday, March 4th 2019

I got 10/10. Thank you, very well explained.

Monday, March 4th 2019

Hei Rebecca i realy appriciate. But if you could help me with more explanation please, shall, should. Thank you.

Monday, March 4th 2019

Thank your for your lesson !

Monday, March 4th 2019

My dear teacher your teaching style is excellent and you deliver the lesson easily by using easy words and clear voice.

Monday, March 4th 2019

    Thank you for your kind words, shahidraza. I wish you all the best with your English and your future.

    Tuesday, April 2nd 2019

9/10. Thank you

Monday, March 4th 2019

Thank you so much Rebecca!!

Tuesday, March 5th 2019

Hi! Good lesson! I got 100%! Thank you!

Tuesday, March 5th 2019

Amazing

Tuesday, March 5th 2019

Thank you, Rebecca

Tuesday, March 5th 2019

Thank you! I’ve got 10/10

Tuesday, March 5th 2019

Thanks

Tuesday, March 5th 2019

You the best teacher i ever seen

Tuesday, March 5th 2019

100. Thank you!!

Tuesday, March 5th 2019

Thanks, Rebbeca Could you share us, more important tips and grammatical rules.

Wednesday, March 6th 2019

Thanks.

Wednesday, March 6th 2019

Thanks miss .

Wednesday, March 6th 2019

Thank you. I really learned this lesson

Wednesday, March 6th 2019

excellent lesson!!!!

Wednesday, March 6th 2019

thanks a lot

Thursday, March 7th 2019

your lecture said to use “i,we,they,he/she,if” for could. bt i think here u can use “you” with could.

Thursday, March 7th 2019

I learn a lot through this

Friday, March 8th 2019

    Great to hear it, anishraza. Thanks! All the best to you.

    Tuesday, April 2nd 2019

it is a benefit lesson

Friday, March 8th 2019

Thank you I’ve got 8 out of 10

Friday, March 8th 2019

Thank you

Friday, March 8th 2019

Thank so much learn me by online

Friday, March 8th 2019

May i thank you? Please tell me!

Saturday, March 9th 2019

Thanks for the good one lesson

Saturday, March 9th 2019

Very Good.

Sunday, March 10th 2019

Great job

Monday, March 11th 2019

thanks :)

Monday, March 11th 2019

Perfect!!

Tuesday, March 12th 2019

Thanks a lot

Tuesday, March 12th 2019

thanks teacher!

Tuesday, March 12th 2019

Thaaaaanks Mrs.Rabbica for the awesome lesson… I got 100 …

Tuesday, March 12th 2019

Thanks Rebecca, it’s too easy way for learning

Wednesday, March 13th 2019

Thank you teacher

Wednesday, March 13th 2019

Thanks you Rebecca. It was very useful lesson.

Thursday, March 14th 2019

thanks Rebecca.

Thursday, March 14th 2019

9 over 10 thanks a lot

Saturday, March 16th 2019

Thank you Rebecca. Your lessons are just great.

Saturday, March 16th 2019

thank you, Rebecca!!

Saturday, March 16th 2019

It’s good topic and quiz.Thanks a lot

Sunday, March 17th 2019

thank you

Monday, March 18th 2019

Thank you, 8/10

Monday, March 18th 2019

Thank you for that lesson, everything was clear. ı know better than before how can ı use Can? Could? May? question ı got 100 :)

Tuesday, March 19th 2019

Thank you very much Mrs Rebecca

Tuesday, March 19th 2019

All corret.100/100👌 Thanks,Rebecca.

Friday, March 22nd 2019

Thanks for your hep Rebecca. You are the best teacher!

Saturday, March 23rd 2019

    I agree

    Wednesday, March 27th 2019

Thank so much Rebecca 😊

Sunday, March 24th 2019

Got 10 of 10

Monday, March 25th 2019

Hi Rebecca, could you please tell me wich is the difference between “it looks” and “it seems “? Thank you😊

Tuesday, March 26th 2019

well done

Wednesday, March 27th 2019

Thank You Rebecca
This is very clear and easy way explaining .

Wednesday, March 27th 2019

Hi Rebecca,

May I Know how to speak fluently in english without hesitation while talking some times I start to think whatever I am telling this is grammetically correct or not due to that I am facing gap between sentence formation.

Thanks & Regards,
Pankaj kumar

Wednesday, March 27th 2019

When you’re talking for a customer you should use the word “may” why on the number 10 the answer is could?

Thursday, March 28th 2019

This is an awesome lesson. Thank you so much!

Friday, March 29th 2019

10 out of 10 :P

Sunday, March 31st 2019

I did not know the differences between these 3 words and how to use them.
Thanks Rebeca. It is importan for speaking in the appropriate way.

Monday, April 1st 2019

I’ve got 9

Tuesday, April 2nd 2019

Thanks Rebecca it was a nice lesson

Tuesday, April 2nd 2019

I have got 9

Tuesday, April 2nd 2019

Thanks to each of you for sharing your comments and your experiences. I wish you all the best in improving and strengthening your English.

Tuesday, April 2nd 2019

Thanks a lot

Tuesday, April 2nd 2019

Hi Rebecca,
I’m a new learner, absolute beginner.
Thanks for your explanation about Can, Could and May.
I’m loving learning with you.
May I ask you at any time about my doubts?
Victor Ribeiro

Tuesday, April 2nd 2019

Thanks a lot for this lesson.
I have gotten 09/10. I got a clear concept about these three words.

Thursday, April 4th 2019

Hello ma’am.I got 6 out of 10 but i think i have clear these three words

Tuesday, April 9th 2019

Thank you teacher.

Wednesday, April 10th 2019

Thank you ever so much Ms. Rebecca.

Wednesday, April 10th 2019

thank you, Rebecca! S2

Thursday, April 11th 2019

Hi Mrs: Rebecca
I like the simple way that you’re using to explain things!

Saturday, April 13th 2019

Thank you Rebecca..
I want to talk other friends to improve my english level. Is it possible?

Thursday, April 18th 2019

Thank you

Thursday, April 18th 2019

Hi Mrs.Rebecca,
Thanks for your nice teaching, looking forward to your new lessons in the future.

Thursday, April 18th 2019

Thank you so much.

Sunday, April 21st 2019

Thanks. In each video u are so clear and helpful.

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019

Thank you so much.

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019

I’m learning a lot thanks you.

Thursday, April 25th 2019

Hello mam i’ve got 6 out of 10 this is poor marks 😞

Thursday, April 25th 2019

Dear Rebecca madam,
You are my favorite teacher. In this class i got 10/10.your Way of teaching and presentation are 100% effective for every one..

Saturday, April 27th 2019

I got 10 out of 10,thank you so much teacher Rebecca.

Sunday, April 28th 2019

I got 10 out of 10. Thanks dear.

Sunday, April 28th 2019

It is so useful for me.

Thursday, May 2nd 2019

Good lesson.

Thursday, May 2nd 2019

thanks

Friday, May 3rd 2019

I got 10 out of 10. You’re amazing Rebecca wish you all the best.

Sunday, May 5th 2019

i m new and i appreciate you

Monday, May 6th 2019

10 out of 10

Sunday, May 12th 2019

8 out of 10
Thank you Rebecca.

I love your lessons :)

Wednesday, May 15th 2019

Thank you for lessons

Thursday, May 16th 2019

10/10 – thanks to you guys!

Friday, May 17th 2019

Thank you, Ma’am,

Sunday, May 19th 2019

got 8 out of 10
all thanks to you ma’am

Tuesday, May 21st 2019

Thank you Rebecca for useful lesson

Tuesday, May 21st 2019

Hi Rebecca, I have a little bit problem with one word..hahaha..please can you write me how can I pronounce the word “certainly” please?. Thanks

Thursday, May 23rd 2019

Thank you!!!

Friday, May 24th 2019

Thank you professor, I am happy

Sunday, May 26th 2019

Haha 9/10 Not bad…
I like this

Monday, May 27th 2019

    hello, where are you come from?

    Saturday, June 15th 2019

I got perfect score, thank you very much professor.

Tuesday, May 28th 2019

Thank you Rebecca👍

Thursday, May 30th 2019

Thank you Rebecca

I got 10/10

Wednesday, June 5th 2019

Thank you, Teacher Rebecca, now I’m very good

Friday, June 7th 2019

i have one mistake that not bad thank you rebecca

Monday, June 10th 2019

Thank you,Teacher.

Saturday, June 15th 2019

I am new ,I appreciate the way of your teaching.Thank you.

Monday, June 17th 2019

Your explain is very easy
Thank you

Tuesday, June 18th 2019

Thank you Rebecca.

Saturday, June 22nd 2019

Thanks rabecca dear it will really help me

Friday, June 28th 2019

Thank you. You’re a great teacher.

Tuesday, July 2nd 2019

I really appreciate your lessons Rebecca, everyday I improve my English conversations skills. Thank you

Wednesday, July 3rd 2019

May they enter the audiotorium but may should be use in I,We only

Monday, July 8th 2019

The way of your teaching is good,I like it.

Monday, July 8th 2019

every time i score 9 in quiz .thanks for teaching me well.

Tuesday, July 23rd 2019

thank you

Wednesday, July 24th 2019

yes 9/10 good

Sunday, July 28th 2019

Thanks Rebecca.

Thursday, August 1st 2019

Thank you so much Rebecca mam,
I learn to speak in English,your lesson are most helpful to me and Again say thanks to your and your organization.

Thursday, August 1st 2019

It’s good

Sunday, August 4th 2019

Thank you so much Rebecca

Monday, August 5th 2019

Thank you , it’s really help me.

Tuesday, August 6th 2019

thank you very much

Friday, August 9th 2019

Thanks Rebecca. You are a special teacher

Friday, August 16th 2019

Thanks Ms Rebecca for your lesson.
Sorry, I’m not happy for my bad answer (May you !!!)

Saturday, August 17th 2019

Thank you Rebecca. Now I’m totally understood how to use Can/Could and May.

Sunday, August 18th 2019

90 porcent.I hope learn more

Monday, August 19th 2019

It’s very helpful. Sometimes, I was really confused with these expressions. Now, thanks to this lesson, it’s quiet clear for me. Many thanks, teacher Rebecca!

Friday, August 23rd 2019

The best way of learning English thanks ma’am…

Thursday, August 29th 2019

Thank you so much
I have never learned that point. (May just use for I and We)

Thursday, September 5th 2019

Thank you very much Rebecca.

Tuesday, September 10th 2019

yeeeeee i get 9 of 10 score

Wednesday, September 11th 2019

Thanks

Thursday, September 12th 2019

Now,I know how can I get used (can,could,may).

Friday, September 13th 2019
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