Yesterday I am going to a highway.
And I ask for a lady to drop her at home.
So in that situation I confused between two sentence.

So I wants to know what is the difference between following two term:

  1. Can I drop you?
  2. Shall I drop you?

Both "Can I drop you?" and "Shall I drop you?" sound fine. With respect to J.R. both "drop somebody somewhere or at some place" and "drop somebody off somewhere or at some place" are equally possible. They are quite common in informal English:

  • Do you want me to drop you home?
  • Do you want me to drop you off at home?

However, the "drop somebody off" idiom is more common. Depending on the kind of offer you make either "shall", "can", or "may" can be used in this situation.

There are several other ways you can ask that sort of thing:

  • "Need a lift home?"
  • "Need a ride home?"
  • "Shall I take you home?"
  • "Shall I give you a ride home?"
  • "Can I take you home?"
  • "Can I offer you a lift home?"
  • "May I offer to drop you home?"
  • "May I offer to drive you home?"
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    Aside from the fact that the intended verb was probably "drop off," the best form to convey an offer Is "May I drop you off." – Jeff Morrow Nov 9 '17 at 20:12
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    I don't think ability applies in this informal conversation. More here. – J.R. Nov 9 '17 at 20:44

You can use either one, although I think the version with "Can" sounds a bit more friendly and a bit less formal. In day-to-day conversation, using shall might sound a little stilted.

That being said, the phrasal verb you want to use is drop off, not drop (at least in American English). Asking if you can "drop someone" sounds like you want to lift them off the floor and then drop them.

So, the version I would recommend is:

Can I drop you off?

Here's another way you might make the same offer:

Can I give you a ride home?

  • Actually, both "drop" and "drop off" are possible. Of course I'm not a native speaker but I remember both usages from films and books. – SovereignSun Nov 10 '17 at 3:38

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