Quick Answer: Do I Know You Or May I Know You?

Can I know vs May I know?

The only difference between the two verbs is that one is more polite than the other.

In informal contexts it’s perfectly acceptable to use can; in formal situations it would be better to use may..

How do you reply to May I know you?

If you’re not interested, say so. Get it over with, otherwise, who knows what they’ll come up with next? This can be done politely. “Thank you, but I’m not interested.”

Do I know you is correct?

Do i know you . forms a present continous tense while did i know you forms a past continous tense. So, both are correct .. the uses are differnt in speech..

Did she know meaning?

1. Definition (expr.) she did not know what would happen in the future; she was unable to predict the future. Examples Little did she know, she would become a famous writer when she got older. Take “little-did-she-know” Quiz.

Do I know you from somewhere Meaning?

Don’t I know you from somewhere = Didn’t we meet in the past? But it’s now that I recognise you – I might actually know you, we might have met sometime.

How do you say I don’t know politely?

I Don’t Know SynonymsBeats me.Hmm…I am not the best person to answer that.I can find out for you.I can’t remember off the top of my head. I’ll get back to you on that.I don’t have that information here right now.I don’t know anything about…I have no clue/idea.More items…

Can I know your name or May I know your name?

“Can/May I ask your name?” is just a polite inquiry of the person’s name. In both cases “may” is more polite than “can” and more formal.

Can I come in or may I come in?

“Can” is about ability while “may” is about permission, so “can you come” (are you able to come) and “may I come” (do I have permission to come) are the right forms there. When asking someone else to meet/join you, you may also see “will you” (are you agreeable to this).

Can I please or could I please?

“Could” is the polite form of “can”—so both are correct, but we use them in different situations. We use “can” when we are telling someone to do something. We use “could” when we are making a request. Teacher to students: “Can you please be quiet!”

How do you use may I know?

precedes a potentially embarrassing question [like “How old are you?”] whereas ‘Might I know…’ can be used when asking someone to justify themselves: ‘Might I know what you’re doing here at this time of night?’)

Is it rude to say do I know you?

“Do I know you?” is not infrequently said with a sneer or in a very cold tone to indicate to someone that to the speaker they are utterly insignificant, not at all relevant. In that sense, it is very rude! The question posed slightly differently is open and friendly and not rude at all.

Do you know in a sentence?

The phrase “did you know” is used when you are asking someone if they know a fact, and you already know that fact. For example, you might say “Did you know that the blue whale is the largest mammal?” where “the blue whale is the largest mammal” is a fact that you know.

Can you may you?

They are both correct. However “can” entails the issue of “possibility”. If you ask someone “can you” it is as if you’re wondering if they are capable of doing it. “May” is typically used for requests, but I will definitely side with WindowsDude7 right above!

Do May I know you meaning?

If you think you know someone but you are not sure, say ‘Do I know you?’

Do I know you meaning?

Used to ask the interlocutor whether or not he/she has met the speaker before.

When to Use May I and can I?

May is the more formal word, and if you are at all concerned about being tut-tutted, a safe choice. Can is now the verb of choice for ability, and both can and may are still used in the “possibility” sense. You may use can if you wish, and you can use may if it makes you feel better.

Can you or will you?

May implies that you are asking for permission. Can implies that you are questioning somebody’s ability. Will implies that you are seeking an answer about the future.