Question: Can You Help Me Vs Could You Help Me?

How do you politely ask for help?

There are a few modal verbs that are really helpful when asking for help.Can – “can you help me?” which means are you able to help?Could – “could you help me?” which means is it possible for you to help?Would – “would you help me?” which means are you willing to help?.

Can you or will you?

May implies that you are asking for permission. Can implies that you are questioning somebody’s ability. Will implies that you are seeking an answer about the future.

Can you please help me with the request below?

In your sentence “May you assist with the below request”, is asking if she has (was granted) the permission to assist with the request. Incidentally, If the intention is to ask the person to assist (with a hopefully positive outcome), the sentence should be: “Could you / would you assist …”

Can you kindly or could you kindly?

Both are polite, and no reasonable professor would take objection to either. If you wanted to sound a little more formal, you could say I should be most grateful if you would send me the document. I would prefer the word please in more formal communications. Kindly would be better-suited for familiar environments.

Can you help me or will you help me?

In everyday use, there’s no difference, but if we analyze it, “Will you help me” means either in the next few seconds or sometime in the future. “Would you help me” implies that the help isn’t needed at present, but it could be needed in the future.

Can you please or could you please?

“Could” is the polite form of “can”—so both are correct, but we use them in different situations. We use “can” when we are telling someone to do something. We use “could” when we are making a request. Teacher to students: “Can you please be quiet!”

Could you VS would you?

But I would suppose that “would” is more polite, because it expresses the idea of probability, and of willingness, and of the desire that something be done, whereas “could” is more in the realm of ability (yes I can). And according to the American Heritage Dictionary, “would” is used to make a polite request.

Can you please look into this issue?

Sometimes, when we lack the time, we ask someone else to look into a problematic situation for us. Both of the given sentences — “Can you please look into it?” and “Please look into it” — are ways of asking for someone’s help with the investigation. Both use the word “please,” which makes them somewhat polite.

Can you please assist or could you please assist?

The correct phrase would be “could you please assist.” You can request something, but you don’t “request for” something.