We make requests using “Can” and “Could”. We use could
to make more polite requests. We often use could to make
requests to people who are elder to us or senior to us in
position. We also use could to make requests to people
who are not familiar with. We make requests with could
Could +subject+main verb in the infinitive form without to
Could you tell me after an hour? Could me show your Id
We use can to ask for permission to do something. To make
a request to someone, say:
Can you+verb+---(add please at the end if you like)
Could I leave early today?
Could you hurry it up, please?
Could I ask to give one more week to
do this assignment?
Could I see your ticket?
Could I ask you the time please?
Could you get up? Perhaps you are
sitting on my mobile?
Could you move a little aside?
Could you turn down the volume,
Could you allow us to pass?
Could you tell me how much it costs?
Could you say that again please? I did
not understand that.
Could you fix us two packets of milk
Could you speak more slowly, please?
Could you tell me how to pronounce “
Could you give me one more chance?
Could you book a Uber taxi , please?
Could you collect my electricity bill?
I have forgotten my notebook. Could I
buy a new notebook?
If you could wait here for a
Could anyone help me find my
Could I ask you a very personal
Could you show me your proof of
If you could sit there-----------------
If you could help me with the
booking of a room.
If you could spell your surname, I will
enter it into our system.
Can you turn off/on the fan/light?
Can you buy a pen for me?
Can you pass my bag?
Can you give me your notebook?
Can you turn up the volume of the CD
Can you repeat ma’am , please?
Can you open the door for me?
Can you buy me a bicycle?
Can I go to the washroom?
Can I sleep in your bedroom tonight?
Can I go to bed now?
Can I sit in the front row ma’am?
Can I go outside to wash my hand?
Can I use your laptop?
Can I wear my new dress tonight?
Can you spell the word?
Would you mind open the window?
Would you mind lending me 100 Rs?
Would you bring your Grammar
Would you like to join in my
marriage anniversary party at Taj
How may I help you?
Would you mind helping me with
Would you mind if I leave my bike
Would you like me to look at your
Would you mind spelling your name
If you would wait, I will join you in 5
If you would follow me, I will take
you to chairperson office
If you would shift a little bit, I would
be able to keep my luggage----
If you would come home with me, I
will give you the notes
If you would ask Sheela, she will
give you 100 rupee.
Sir, if you would take a seat, the
principal will be with you very
Sir, if you would just ---------------------
Sir, if you would give me next day
If you could wait, I will send them
If you could give me your personal
Match the sentences (a-h) with the correct reactions (1-8).
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a. Can I have a glass of water? 1. Yes of course. What about?
b. Is it OK if I make a phone call? 2. Oh, sorry, I said we only have $50
c. Could you say that again, please? 3. Well, all right. If it’s a local call.
d. Can I speak to you for a moment? 4. Oh sure. The remote’s on the table.
e. Do you mind if I look at your CDs ? . 5. Well, not really. Why can’t you come?
f. Is it OK if I miss the English lesson
6. Of course, there’s a bottle in the fridge.
g. Could you move over, please? . 7. You can borrow some if you want.
h. Do you mind if I turn the TV up? 8. Yes, sorry. I didn’t realise you wanted
to sit down
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