Can i go to the restroom ?, is this the right way.
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You are asking permission to use the restroom, so “May I use the restroom”is the is the right way to ask. If students ask me “Can I use the restroom?”…I would answer…I don’t know …Can you!!…Well Can I go to the restroom is not right way to ask.
It should be, May I go to the restroom? Can is informal because it's giving an option to say yes or no
Never use lavatory or toilet it souns terrible! Depending on who it is or where I am I would use "restroom" or "loo"!
Off course you can! You have to walk there! May is asking for permission!
Can I go to the restroom? is perfectly acceptable when you are using informal context. But if you are using formal context it would be better if you used MAY instead of CAN.
The correct term would be "May I go to the restroom/lavatory" most people use the term "Can I go the the restroom"
If you ask a " Can..." question, it means that you are asking IF IT IS POSSIBLE. If you ask a "May..." question, it means you are ASKING FOR PERMISSION.
Of course you can do that and you can do many things HOWEVER when one asks for permission or to kindly excuse oneself we use MAY. The correct way is "May I go to the restroom"
Check out my blog - differences between UK and US words. Restroom = US Bathroom = England (UK).
Can I use the restroom? May i use the rest room? you use May when seeking permission while can for formalities
If you're asking for permission, "May I use the restroom" would be the correct form. We often use "may" for permission and "can" for ability.