One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used for politeness before making a suggestion or expressing an intention.‘permit me to correct you’
- ‘Sir, permit me to observe that the use of force alone is but temporary.’
- ‘It may, if your Honour would permit me, simply to refer to one paragraph of her Honour's judgment.’
- ‘If your Honours will permit me to question all or any of these earlier decisions, I will undertake to advance a sensible argument.’
- ‘If you will permit me, even though I am a retired politician I would like to say just a word about domestic politics.’
- ‘So, while it's still a bit early, permit me to be the first to wish this special astronaut a good journey.’
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