more grammar

Devra at aol.com Devra at aol.com
Mon Jan 26 11:46:11 EST 2004


        And then there's the deadly can/may:  'Can' is ability, whereas 'may' 
is permission.  'Mother, can I have a cookie?' 'You CAN have a cookie - you 
are physically able to reach the cannister - but you MAY not; it's too close to 
lunch.'
     Devra



Devra Langsam
www.poisonpenpress.com
devra at aol.com
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