Asking for Permission:


Giving Permission:

  • Yes, please do.
  • Sure, go ahead.
  • Sure.
  • No problem.
  • Please feel free.
  • Go right ahead.
  • Please feel free + infinitive

Refusing to give permission:

  • No, please don’t.
  • I’m sorry, but that’s not possible.
  • I'm afraid that's not possible.
  • I'm afraid, but you can't.
  • I'm afraid I'd prefer if you didn't / don't.
  • Sorry, but I'd rather you not do that.
  • Unfortunately, I need to say no.



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