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"_ you hand me that pair of scissors, please?" "certainly"
A. May B.Shall C.Will D.Should
The answer says "will". why not "may"? What's the difference between may and will?
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AnonymousThe answer says "will". why not "may"?
"May you hand me those scissors?" = "Do you have permission to hand me those scissors?"

Surely, you don't want that. Emotion: smile

When you ask permission with "may", you usually do it for yourself. "May I ...?"

May I come in? / May I have some cake?

You can ask for someone else as well, thus:

May my wife come in as well? / May Tom have some cake as well?

But we don't ask "May you ...?" when we want someone to do something for us.

CJ
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Thank you so much Anonymous! This has bugged me for years. My kids elementary school teachers are actually teaching them to say 'may you'?! Makes my skin crawl and I'm fighting to unteach it.

_ you hand me that pair of scissors, please?" "certainly"
A. May B.Shall C.Will D.Should
The answer says "will"

Please don't add posts that contain nothing but a copy of the original question. It adds nothing to the discussion to ask the same thing again, especially when the answer has already been given.

Thread locked.

CJ

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