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allow me

FORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase allow me

Meaning

This is a polite thing to say when you're offering to help someone.

For example

  • "Allow me, madam," said the waiter as he took my coat.

  • An old lady couldn't lift her bag. "Allow me," said a steward.

Quick Quiz

Which could you say instead of "Allow me"?

a. "Are you allowed to help me?"

b. "Can you help me with this?"

c. "Let me help you with that."

Contributor: Matt Errey