Posted by **John** on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 6:58am.

1. Can you spare me a few minutes?

2. Can you spare a few minutes for me?

3. Can you spare a few minutes to me?

(Which one is the same as #1, #2 or #3? Which one is grammatical between #2 and #3?)

4. You will may go back home.

5. You will be allowed to go back home.

6. You will must go shopping with Ann.

7. You will have to go shopping with Ann.

8. You may have to do your homework.

9. You can have to do your homework.

10 You must be able to do your homework.

(Which expressions are correct? Which expressions are not correct? Do you have any orders in using auxiliary verbs for example: will>may>must>can)

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**GuruBlue**, Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 8:44am
#1 and 2 are the same. #3 is not grammatical.

#'s 5,7,8 and 10 are correct.

Will and must indicate an order.

You will brush your teeth.

You must brush your teeth.

May and can indicate permission.

You may eat an apple.

you can eat an apple.

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