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I'm Korean and my English teacher(Korean) said these sentences are wrong.

And I don't get it.


1. Make sure that you study hard every day.

-> She said the whole sentence is wrong.


2. Can I hang out with my friends?

-> She said I must use 'may' when I ask for permission from my parents.


3. Can I play computer games?

-> Same here. (I must use 'may' when I ask for permission from my parents.)


Thanks in advance.

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1. Make sure that you study hard every day.

-> Seems fine to me. Did she say why she thinks it is wrong?


2. Can I hang out with my friends?

-> She said I must use 'may' when I ask for permission from my parents.

May is correct, but sounds formal

In everyday English, can is the common word., and is not considered wrong

As you know, can also relates to capabiiity, but the context almost always ensures that there is no confusion about meaning.


3. Can I play computer games?

-> Same here. (I must use 'may' when I ask for permission from my parents.)

Same comment as above.


Clive