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N4 Grammar Course

~てもいい

Usage:

Te Form of Verb + もいい


Meaning:

「~てもいい」means “May I…”, “Can I…”, “You can…”, “You may…”, “It’s okay to…”.

Note:
①「~てもいい」 is used to ask for permission or to express that it is okay to do something.
②「~てもかまわない・~てもかまいません」 is a more formal way to say 「~てもいい」.
③よ is used primarily at the very end of sentences. It can be used with any kind of sentence, causal or polite. When a sentence ends with よ, it causes the sentence to sound more emphatic.

Examples:

はなしてもいい
Is it okay if we change the subject?

またてもいい
May I come again?

いぬてもいい
Can I get a dog?

これてもいい
May I eat this?

ゆうてもいい
May I ask why?

もうかえてもいいですよ。
You can go home now.

ここにちゅうしゃてもいいですよ。
You may park here.

ゆうしょくあとテレビをてもいいですよ。
You can watch TV after supper.

カバンはここにいていってもかまわない
You may leave your bag here.

ここでたばこをてもかまいません
You can smoke here.
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