useful sentense

Discuss statements or questions with modal verbs: may, might, can, could, should, would, will, ought to, must, etc.

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useful sentense

Post by Kim Kyoung Mok(45) » Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:33 pm

hello~~

I found useful sentense

That's "Can I see you for a moment?"

meaning is you want to meet someone just few minutes."

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Post by mystic » Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:46 am

Hey "Can I see you for a moment?" is more can i talk to you for a short peroid of time, rather then meeting them.

:) hope this helps

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Can I see you for a moment?

Post by Jason M. Ham » Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:37 pm

Thanks for your input, Mystic. I need all the assistance I can get.
"Can I see you for a moment?" is an interesting chunk of language.
I was thinking about it for a few minutes and to tell you the truth, I believe it is often used to alert someone you want to discuss something serious or negative. For example, if your boss says, "Can I see you for a moment?" he/she probably has some bad news for you. I don't have the corpus data to back up my guess at the moment, but if anyone can show me an example where positive information or good news follows this phrase, I'd be interested in checking it out. :)

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