Can you take a picture of me?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Gunday, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Gunday Senior Member

    Can you take a picture of me?
    Can you take my picture?

    When you want to have your picture taken, you can ask others.
    Which is more common?
  2. Cagey post mod (English Only / Latin)

    English - US
    People do ask me to do this, and they usually say, "Can (would/ could) you take my picture?"

    People often feel could or would is more polite. People have different opinions about which is best; they all sound fine to me, when said nicely. And I don't mind taking the picture.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2008
  3. Joelline

    Joelline Senior Member

    USA (W. Pennsylvania)
    American English
    I agree with Cagey; however, I'd also add the word "please" to your request (no matter which verb you use: can/would/could).
  4. roxcyn

    roxcyn Senior Member

    American English [AmE]
    Both are correct. You can say:

    Can/could/would/ you take my picture/take a picture of me (please)?

    You can even say:
    Would you mind taking my picture/taking a picture of me (please)?

    You may even say "Picture please" (with a camera motion), I would do that if it's someone who knows little English. You have to work around it, right? :)

    I would say the first phrase is more common, but all the phrases we wrote on here are correct

  5. Gunday Senior Member

    I don't know how to thank for your replies.

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