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  • date unknown
linked to #200928
  • date unknown
Where may I get some help?
linked to #502820
  • Eldad
  • Dec 19th 2010, 21:28
linked to #675117
  • Eldad
  • Dec 19th 2010, 21:28
linked to #675119
  • Eldad
  • Dec 19th 2010, 21:28
linked to #675121
linked to #675297
linked to #675296
linked to #875068
  • Eldad
  • Oct 30th 2011, 18:36
Where can I get some help?
linked to #1206601
  • sysko
  • Dec 26th 2012, 13:11
linked to #2104654
linked to #2915190
linked to #3608266

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Sentence #38132

Where can I get some help?

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Oct 30th 2011, 18:23
"may" is used when you asked for permission.
When you need help, you must be very shy if you neeed the persmission to get some help. Instead, "can" is much more frequently used.
In Google, "Where may I get some help" returns 1290 results, and "Where can I get some help" returns more than 3 millions records!
Oct 30th 2011, 18:33
Thanks for your comments.

It's not my own sentence.
It was an existing sentence in Tatoeba, probably from the early times of the corpus (without owner). I owned it and probably added other translations to the thread.

I believe the sentence "Where can I get some help?" already exists, so if I change it now to the variant you suggest (which I agree), it will repeat an existing sentence (and will have to be deleted).

Therefore, I believe we should leave it as it is.
Oct 30th 2011, 18:35
I looked for the variant suggested and didn't find it.
So I'm changing the current one to "can".

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