Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

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“Can I get” vs. “May I have”

  • June 22, 2020, 2:31pm

At one time I would have said yes, but I hear my daughter saying, "Can I get...?" and she is not at all a rude person. I think it is just another way of asking. Language does change and, as another commentator has put, it depends on where you are in the world; I am told that US citizens view the 'have' as strange, whereas, to us old Brits, "Can I get....?" suggests the answer - "Well, yes, you can, but I won't be giving it you!"
I really would prefer a, "please" tacked on to the front.