Me: Can I use the bathroom? Teacher: I don't know, can you? Me: When I was using "can" I was using its secondary model form as a verbal modifier asking for permission, as opposed to expressing an ability. I thought since you were a teacher you'd know that. My bad. MAY I use the restroom?
Her eyes lit and a smile crept across her face. While some people were difficult to read, she was the exception, for her expressions were open to all. She did not mind being blunt with feelings. If she was happy, it was obvious; if she was upset, it was obvious; and most importantly, if she was in love, it was obvious.