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Asdrúbal Suárez
Is it correct to write "May someone recommend me a movie?" If it's not, then which alternative can I use?
2013년 6월 5일 오후 1:08
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You use "may" for asking permission to do something. Better options for your question include: Could someone recommend me a movie? Could someone recommend a movie for me? Does anyone have any movie recommendations?
2013년 6월 5일
In this question you are requesting someone for a favor or help. The right way to ask this question is. Can someone recommend me a movie?
2013년 6월 5일
You would not use "may" here. "May" is used only when you need the other person's permission or consent. For instance, I *can* go to the bathroom (I am able to), but I *may* not go to the bathroom during class. "Can" is sometimes a grammatically correct option for a sentence like this, but when you are making a request, "could" is correct. Think of "could" as "can" + "would. The person CAN recommend a movie to you, but you are asking whether they would do it for you. Hope this helps!
2013년 6월 5일
Asdrúbal Suárez
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English, French, Spanish
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