Can I use the bathroom or may I use the bathroom?
Therefore, saying “May” = “Will you allow me to” use the bathroom” is the grammatically correct choice.
Would should have past participle?
Could have, would have, and should have are sometimes called “modals of lost opportunities.” They work like a grammatical time machine. To form these past modals, use could, would, or should followed by have, followed by a past participle verb. Use have for all pronouns; never use has or had to form a past modal.
What is the past tense of would?
would is the past tense form of will. Because it is a past tense, it is used: to talk about the past. to talk about hypotheses (when we imagine something)
How do you ask to go to the toilet?
How to Ask for the Bathroom in English
- ‘Could you tell me where the bathroom is please’ ‘Where are the toilets please? ‘ ‘Where are the ladies’/gents’ please?
- ‘Excuse me but where is the loo? ‘ ‘I’m just going for a patter on the porcelain’
- ‘Could you tell me where the restroom is please? ‘ ‘Whereis the ladies’/men’s room please?
Can I or could I?
“Can I” is best for semi-formal situations. “Could I” is best for semi-formal situations. “May I” is best for semi-formal situations. Which of these is only used with the pronouns “I” and “we” ?
Can teachers get fired touching students?
Teachers who lay their hands on students can be suspended, fired, or arrested. Teacher are taught to not touch students.
Would and will use?
Will and would are verbs, and each can be used many different ways. Will can be a present tense verb that means to cause something to happen through force of desire. Would is a past tense form of will. It is also a conditional verb that indicates an action that would happen under certain conditions.
Can I go to the bathroom grammar?
So while yes, asking “may I go to the bathroom?” is asking for permission, asking the “can” question is actually referring to “are the conditions of me being able to the bathroom met?” which includes but is not exclusive just having permission. …
Can V May?
May is used to express possibility or ask permission. Can is used to express ability and informally used to ask permission.
Is it correct to say May?
May you isn’t automatically incorrect. “May you live in interesting times,” expresses the wish that the person being addressed live in interesting times. But this is not usually what people mean when they say may you. May you is usually used in the sense of may I, but may I is asking for permission.
Can we use could for future?
We often use could to express possibility in the present and the future..
Can vs could grammar?
‘Can’ is a modal verb, which is used with the main verb to express the ability of a person or thing in doing something. On the other extreme, ‘could’ is the past participle or second form of the verb, which is used with the main verb to talk about a past the ability of an individual in doing something.
Can I go to the toilet in French?
|Sir, can I go to the toilet please?
|Monsieur, je peux aller aux toilettes s’il vous plaît ?
|May I go to the toilet?
|Je peux… utiliser la salle de bain?
|Boss, can I go to the toilet, please, I really got to go.
|Je peux aller aux toilettes ? C’est urgent.
Can I have VS may I have?
The only difference between the two verbs is that one is more polite than the other. In informal contexts it’s perfectly acceptable to use can; in formal situations it would be better to use may. Is “Can I have a cup of coffee” polite?
When to say may I?
As for May I at the start of a sentence, its commonest use is as a rhetorical device – typically in a speech or official meeting – for introducing a statement or suggestion (rather than a question): May I say how deeply honoured I am to be invited to chair the NCVO.
Could in a sentence permission?
Could is used with any subject to ask for permission. For example “Could I open the window?” or “Could you open the window?” are both grammatical. When making a request using may, only I can be the subject.
Is could Past or present?
Could is used for past and future instances, or sometimes in the present tense (although in the present tense it is normally describing a possibility or is part of a question). For example, She spoke so fast that I could not hear her, or, he could do it if he chooses to. In the present, we use can.
What tense is would have been?
Are teachers allowed to stop you from going to the toilet?
It is legal, yes. Students of secondary school age without medical issues should be capable of toileting themselves before school, at break, at lunch and after school. I would usually use my discretion rather than let them soil themselves, but there is nothing illegal about the policy.
Can I request or request may?
‘May’ is more correct, as it is asking for permission. ‘Can’ literally means ‘is it (physically) possible?’ but is often used in this way by native speakers and would not be misunderstood or sound at all strange. ‘Could I use your bathroom?’
Are teachers allowed to touch students?
“There is no safe touch in the relationship between a teacher and a student no matter how innocent or well-meaning your intentions. You cannot anticipate either the reaction or interpretation of the child or their parent.
Will have past participle examples?
This tense is formed with “will” plus “have” plus the past participle of the verb (which can be either regular or irregular in form): “I will have spent all my money by this time next year. I will have run successfully in three marathons if I can finish this one.”