I was sitting in a coffee shop alone (just with myself). The table I sat had two chair. Then a man came and asked me "May I?", and he pointed the chair which was in front of me. What should I answer if I meet the situation again? Shall I answer "Is not occupied", or "You can take it"? Or another?

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    I'd say: "please, go ahead".
    – None
    Mar 26 '17 at 8:20

Assuming that you want to give them the seat, you can respond with may:

  1. You may./You may use it.

This might be a little formal. More casually, you can say

  1. Yes.
  2. Go ahead.
  3. Sure./Sure thing.

There are many other options.

Your options work too.

  1. It is not occupied.
  2. You can take it.

In 5, you need a subject like it or the seat. 5 also seems a little stiff, so I don't recommend it.

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