Me: Can I use the bathroom? Teacher: I don't know, can you? Me: When I was using "can" I was using its secondary model form as a verbal modifier asking for permission, as opposed to expressing an ability. I thought since you were a teacher you'd know that. My bad. MAY I use the restroom?
Great Teacher Banila: You can use the restroom. What are you doing? I used the modal auxiliary verb “can” in the tautology that you are able to use the restroom, as opposed to its informal usage in granting permission.
Driving through Manila takes a special skill and tenacity. We all complain about traffic. Coming from LA, I thought the 405 took the record of most unbearable traffic jam. After driving in Manila for a while, the drive always ends with a prayer for a miracle.
50 Japanese nuclear engineers are staying behind at the Fukushima Power Plant to try and prevent a nuclear meltdown. They are getting the same amount of radiation per hour that a nuclear engineer receives in his/her ENTIRE career. Get these heroes on the front page.
Gusto mong tulungan kita pero ayaw mo naman sabihin sakin kung ano yung problema. Mahirap gumawa ng isang solusyon para sa isang napakalabong problema. Alam mo yun? Argh! Nakakaasar kasi eh. Hindi ako manghuhula para paghulaan mo ng problema mo. Kung gusto mong makatulong ako, sabihin mo sakin yung problema. Nak ng tokwa. Alam mo namang tutulungan kita hanggang sa mairesolba na yung problema mo eh. Ang tanging hinihingi ko lang ay sabihin mo sakin yung problema. Hindi naman ako madaldal para hindi mo mapagkatiwalaan. Ay sus ginoo. NakakaBV lang. Tsk.