English Speaking – How to Ask Permission – CAN, COULD, MAY, DO YOU MIND

Source : engVid.com

Can I borrow your pencil?  (I want ….)
Could I borrow your pencil?
May I borrow your pencil? – This is the most polite way about asking someone for permission.

Do you mind if I borrow your pencil? – This is more polite than May.  I hope …
No, I don’t mind. Here, you can use my pencil.
If I say, “Yes” means that I have a problem with that.


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