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When one asks "Can you [verb]?" is it best to conjugate "poder" + infinitive or to conjugate the verb?

For example, which of the following is better?

a. ¿Me puedes ayudar?

b. ¿Me ayudas?

If it depends on the context, please explain.

Thanks

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updated SEP 3, 2009
posted by mrmark
Nice post, mm. :) - 00494d19, SEP 3, 2009

1 Answer

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a. ¿Me puedes ayudar? = Can you help me?

b. ¿Me ayudas? = Do you help me?

Which one would you use in English? Use the same one in Spanish.

updated SEP 3, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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