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While it probably wouldn’t be the right choice in a multiple choice exam, (b) is also fine — it just requires that the responder is trying to emphasize that they are not just giving permission, but if anything are being done a favor. This sort of reframing is quite common because it can be seen as humbling (in the sense of “who am I to give permission”), ...


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Firstly 開ける means 'open' not 'close'. I'm sure that was just a slip, but I wanted to make sure. Option a) is 'Shall I open the window?'. You are offering a service to another person so 'yes please' would be a natural response. Option b) is 'Is it okay if I open the window?'. In this case you are seeking permission to do something for your own benefit, so '...


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