Can vs Can grammar?
Can, like could and would, is used to ask a polite question, but can is only used to ask permission to do or say something (“Can I borrow your car?” “Can I get you something to drink?”).
Could is the past tense of can, but it also has uses apart from that–and that is where the confusion lies..
Could you VS would you?
But I would suppose that “would” is more polite, because it expresses the idea of probability, and of willingness, and of the desire that something be done, whereas “could” is more in the realm of ability (yes I can). And according to the American Heritage Dictionary, “would” is used to make a polite request.
When should we use should?
‘Should’ can be used:To express something that is probable. Examples: “John should be here by 2:00 PM.” “He should be bringing Jennifer with him.To ask questions. Examples: “Should we turn left at this street?” … To show obligation, give recommendation or even an opinion. Examples: “You should stop eating fast food.”
Should I or I should?
It depends on whether you’re making a statement or asking a question. If it’s a statement, the format is I should. I should be there by noon. It’s just the regular verb format – I should or I can or I will.
Should vs shall in legal terms?
The word should does not express a legal requirement. But shall, in the case of the climate agreement, does. Shall we continue? We often use the auxiliary verb shall to indicate a promise.
Can I say 2 persons?
4 Answers. Generally, persons is a decent substitute for individuals, and appears more in legal contexts that demand precision. People is the ordinary plural of person. Asking for a table for two or a table for two people is better than asking for a table for two persons.
At what time should I come meaning?
“What time should I come?” is the recommended usage. It implies that you are expected, and that you simply want to know when. “What time can I come?” implies a request for permission; you may not be invited, but are asking if there is a time that your presence would be acceptable.
Should vs shouldn t?
Should and Shouldn’t – Use. We use should and shouldn’t to give advice or to talk about what we think is right or wrong. You should means something like I think it is a good idea for you to do it. You shouldn’t means something like I think it is a bad idea for you to do it.
Shall versus Will?
As a general rule, use ‘will’ for affirmative and negative sentences about the future. Use ‘will’ for requests too. If you want to make an offer or suggestion with I/we, use ‘shall’ in the question form. For very formal statements, especially to describe obligations, use ‘shall’.
Where we use shall and should?
“Should” in general English is used as a past tense of “shall” but the usage is occasional. Independently, “should” is not used in the past tense. 3. “Shall” is used more in formal writing than “should.”
What is the difference between can I and shall I?
The obvious difference is that “can” is in the Present tense (e.g. “I can swim”. and “shall” is in the future tense, e.g. “ I shall be late if I miss my train.”