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Can you please VERSUS Should you please #1 (permalink) Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:27 am   Can you please VERSUS Should you please
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #49 "Modal Verb Questions", question 3

......... you please bring me my notebook?

(a) Should
(b) Do
(c) Can
(d) Haven't

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #49 "Modal Verb Questions", answer 3

Can you please bring me my notebook?

Correct answer: (c) Can

Your answer was: incorrect
Should you please bring me my notebook?
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why use should is wrong?

please explain, thank you.
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Can you/should you #2 (permalink) Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:38 am   Can you/should you
 

Hi,

In the sentence in the test you need can because you are really saying: Is it possible for you to ...?

Should you? changes the whole meaning and suggests ought you to? Is it right for you to? Both those don't make sense in that sentence.

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