Cyril Haearn wrote:pwa wrote:Cyril Haearn wrote:I do wish the moderators would correct wrong use of 'can' and 'may'
That distinction is now part of a world that has gone. It is an anachronism. You can try to defy it, but the tide of change will just wash over you.
How may one now distinguish between things that are possible but not allowed, and things that are both allowed and possible?
How might one teach children about right and wrong?
What do others think?
One wonders whether traffic policepersons are trained to use can + may correctly
I shall continue, as a sort of language policeperson, to bleat and fight for correct use of these two words in particular
I welcome and support your use of the English language in your chosen style, but it is now an old fashioned style.