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Hello teachers,

I have a question, please.

-Most people never come into contact with violent crime.

Can I use "never get into contact"? If not, what's the difference between both?


Thank you

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MoonriseIt would be wrong to say "May I have your name?" Or "May you give me your name again?" when I don't mean "permission", right?

You can use "May I...?" e.g.

"May I have another one of your delicious cookies?"
"May I be excused?"
"May I postpone my jury duty for two days?"


But NEVER "May you..." except for very old-fashioned subjunctive expressions invoking a wished-for future happening:

"May you be blessed with many children."
"May you rot in hell!"

AlpheccaStars
MoonriseIt would be wrong to say "May I have your name?" Or "May you give me your name again?" when I don't mean "permission", right?

You can use "May I...?" e.g.

"May I have another one of your delicious cookies?"
"May I be excused?"
"May I postpone my jury duty for two days?"


But NEVER "May you..." except for very old-fashioned subjunctive expressions invoking a wished-for future happening:

"May you be blessed with many children."
"May you rot in hell!"

I got it now. Thanks a lot. The problem is that I said "May you..? " and it will make a difference in meaning.

I read the teacher's answer again. He clarified it well but how come I missed it this time. My mind was busy.

About the second part, yes I can understand this well, I read a lot in the comments ex, "May she rest in peace"" May you live a long life". It's kind of a pray.


Thanks again.

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MoonriseIt would be wrong to say "May I have your name?" Or "May you give me your name again?" when I don't mean "permission", right?

Right. If you don't mean "permission" it's going to be possibility:

Is it possible that I (already) have your name?
Is it possible that you are going to give me your name again?

(The second of these doesn't make much sense here as possibility, and it doesn't make sense as asking if "you" have permission to give me your name, either.)

See the answer that Alphecca Stars gave.

CJ

CalifJim
MoonriseIt would be wrong to say "May I have your name?" Or "May you give me your name again?" when I don't mean "permission", right?

Right. If you don't mean "permission" it's going to be possibility:

Is it possible that I (already) have your name?
Is it possible that you are going to give me your name again?

(The second of these doesn't make much sense here as possibility, and it doesn't make sense as asking if "you" have permission to give me your name, either.)

See the answer that Alphecca Stars gave.

CJ

Thank you very much. I think I got it well. But If I use it incorrectly next time, I'd be thankful if you pay my attention to it.


Thanks again

You're welcome. Emotion: smile

(By the way, it's ... thankful is you draw my attention to it.)

CJ

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CalifJim

You're welcome.

(By the way, it's ... thankful is you draw my attention to it.)

CJ

Unfortunately, I always use this verb in writing and nobody ever corrected me. Thanks a lot. I'll keep it in mind.

By the way, I think I also made a mistake in grammar. This was my sentence:

But If I use it incorrectly next time, I'd be thankful if you pay my attention to it.

But if I use it incorrectly next time, I'll be thankful if you draw my attention to it. Or

But If I used it incorrectly next time, I'd be thankful if you drew my attention to it.

I used the verb"draw" you provided and I changed the mistake I made in grammar.

Are they correct?

In addition, if you don't mind telling me whether the following terms sound natural.

2- I'm thankful you draw my attention to it.

3- Thank you for drawing my attention to it.

4- Thank you for grabbing my attention to it.

5-There is something I want to grab your attention to it.

6- There was something that caught my attention.

But if I use it incorrectly next time, I'll be thankful if you draw my attention to it.

This is more natural.

But if I use it incorrectly next time, please tell me.
MoonriseIn addition, if you don't mind, please tell me whether the following sentences sound natural.

You did not write a sentence. It is corrected above.


2- I'm thankful that you drew my attention to it.

3- Thank you for drawing my attention to it. [ok]

4- Thank you for grabbing my attention to it. Emotion: no Emotion: no

5-There is something I want to grab your attention to it. Emotion: no Emotion: no

6- There was something that caught my attention. [ok]


e.g.

Those garish colors and patterns really grab one's attention.

AlpheccaStars

But if I use it incorrectly next time, I'll be thankful if you draw my attention to it.

This is more natural.

But if I use it incorrectly next time, please tell me.
MoonriseIn addition, if you don't mind, please tell me whether the following sentences sound natural.

You did not write a sentence. It is corrected above.


2- I'm thankful that you drew my attention to it.

3- Thank you for drawing my attention to it. [ok]

4- Thank you for grabbing my attention to it.

5-There is something I want to grab your attention to it.

6- There was something that caught my attention. [ok]


e.g.

Those garish colors and patterns really grab one's attention.

Thanks a lot for your correction. One more thing, please. Regarding the last example. Is it correct if I replaced "one's" with "my", like to say:

"Those garish colors and patterns really grab my attention" Or

"I think those garish colors and patterns really grab your attention"

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Moonrise"Those garish colors and patterns really grab my attention" Or

Don't those garish colors and patterns really grab your attention?
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