In the song Can I Have This Dance (HSM) could not be May I Have This Dance?

I have a little problem with these words :c

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Using "can" in place of "may" is a common error; so common in fact that for many people it sounds OK. In songs, especially country songs it is very accepted.


Dio 2600

Yes, it should be "May I..." if he asks for permission.


Can is the informal way of asking for permission.

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