Common way to ask for food - Can I have - I'll Have - Can I get - Let me get Which one is the common way to ask for food? Thank you!
Apr 27, 2016 6:05 PM
Answers · 6
You can say any of the four and sound completely natural. We use them interchangeably.
April 27, 2016
I'd personally use 'can I have' and 'can I get' to ask for food, because these can be made into interrogatives. Examples: Can I have the pie please? Can I get some chips too? You can also use 'I'll have', but this is more of a statement. Example: I'll have the chicken please. I'd avoid 'let me get', because it may be seen as too direct (in Britain anyway)!
April 27, 2016
Thank you Brian. Actually, I hear "let me get" often here in Texas. It might be a cultural thing. I don't like to use it though. I usually say "Can I have" or "I'll have".
April 27, 2016
Hello Fernando, you could also say 'Could I have' or 'I would like'. I have never heard anyone saying 'Let me get' in this context. Regards. Brian
April 27, 2016
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