Can or May?

J. Cheney

Can means to be physically or mentally able to do something.

May means to have permission to do something.

Read each of the sentences below carefully and choose the correct word. This quiz is no longer functioning. Please use it for reference purposes only.

  1. (Can, May) I come to your house for a quiet evening of visiting and conversation?
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  3. I do not think I (can, may) go with you to the music concert on Saturday night because I have to study for a test in biology.
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  5. If you (can, may) get these reports done by 6 p.m. Monday, the boss will give you a generous bonus.
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  7. Susie's prom date has decided not to attend the prom, so Susie (can, may) decide to go to the prom alone.
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  9. Cookie is a pit bull who loves to climb onto high places in the backyard so that he (can, may) see everything that is going on in the neighbor's yard.
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