University of Carabobo    School of EducationModern Languages Deparment     English Grammar     ESPINOZA MAURICIO    GUTIE...
AbilityE.g. Louis can play soccer as a pro E.g. Janice can do gymnastics           pretty well    Cannot / Can’t    E.g. P...
Making requestsE.g. Can you close the window, please?     Giving or asking       Permission         E.g. Can I stay up lat...
In requests, it’s possible to use CAN with “you”                  But NO with MAY.E.g. May you help me (WRONG)            ...
Permission E.g. May I close the door?     Ans- Yes, you may.     Possibility       E.g. Where’s Lee?.R- I don’t know. He M...
MAYBE + Subject+ verb + C E.g. MAYBE she’s worriedSubject + MAY BE + verb + C  E.g. She MAY BE worried                    ...
E.g. Bob: May I join you?             E.g. Yes, you may borrow ouyr bote.R-S: Bob asked if he might join us.   R-S: Ted to...
May and Can [ESL]
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

May and Can [ESL]

1,425 views
1,191 views

Published on

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,425
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
20
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
17
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

May and Can [ESL]

  1. 1. University of Carabobo School of EducationModern Languages Deparment English Grammar ESPINOZA MAURICIO GUTIERREZ JEAN FRANK ROSENDO WILFREDO RODRIGUEZ DIANA July, 2010
  2. 2. AbilityE.g. Louis can play soccer as a pro E.g. Janice can do gymnastics pretty well Cannot / Can’t E.g. Penguins can’t fly
  3. 3. Making requestsE.g. Can you close the window, please? Giving or asking Permission E.g. Can I stay up late? E.g. Yes, you can.
  4. 4. In requests, it’s possible to use CAN with “you” But NO with MAY.E.g. May you help me (WRONG) E.g. Can you help me Reported and indirect speech E.g. Can you pass me the salt Kelsey?= Mark asked Kelsey if she could pass him the salt
  5. 5. Permission E.g. May I close the door? Ans- Yes, you may. Possibility E.g. Where’s Lee?.R- I don’t know. He MAY be in playing in his room.
  6. 6. MAYBE + Subject+ verb + C E.g. MAYBE she’s worriedSubject + MAY BE + verb + C E.g. She MAY BE worried Only a Possibility S + MAY + HAVE + Pp of the verb E.g. He may have gone home MAYBE + sub + verb (past) + C E.g. Maybe he went home
  7. 7. E.g. Bob: May I join you? E.g. Yes, you may borrow ouyr bote.R-S: Bob asked if he might join us. R-S: Ted told me that I might borrow is bote

×