Possibility, Permission and Request

Could —  Polite Request

Excuse me know what time it is?  What time is it right now?  Could you tell me what time it is?

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May & Could — Possibility

MAY across registers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making requests when ordering a meal

If I was ordering a simple me, I could say something like, “Yo, let me get a piece of pizza.”  Or I could also say something like, “hey, let me get a hamburger, medium, alright?”  I could also order some fries by saying, “Could I have some fries please?”  If you wanna be a little more polite.  Also, you could say something like, “Give me a can of coke.”  Not the most polite thing, but still effective.

Making a request to borrow money

I really hate to ask this, but could I possibly borrow twenty dollars?  It’s really hard for me to do this, but could you possibly loan me ten dollars?

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