Je peux or Puis-je? in French

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Je peux or Puis-je?

Reminder: Je peux (I can) is the first person form of the verb pouvoir (to be able to) in the present tense. pouvoir, présent
Je peux reprendre du dessert ? Can I have/take some more dessert?
Je peux becomes Puis-je (Can I?) in questions where the subject and verb are inverted (we can’t write or say Peux-je). This form of the verb comes from an older style of conjugating the verb pouvoir.
Puis-je vous renseigner ? is another way of asking Est-ce que je peux vous renseigner ? or Je peux vous renseigner ? (Can I help you?)
Que puis-je faire pour vous ? is another way of asking Qu’est-ce que je peux faire pour vous ? (What can I do for you?)

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