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A class has particularly enjoyed a film and want to see it again. Could they ask their teacher: "Could you play it again please?"

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    Lots of these "can a student say this" type questions today. How have you researched the answers to these questions? Why do you think there is a problem here? – James K Sep 21 at 16:04
  • I'm sorry to bother but i'm not a native speaker so some phrases may seem uncertain such as the use of the adverb "again" here or could it rather be "once more or "a second time" instead. – zenith3 Sep 21 at 17:08
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Could they ask their teacher:

"Could you play it again please?"

Of course they can. I don't see why not. To me, this is perfectly idiomatic. But how children ask this really depends on their understanding of the language and their age, I guess. If they are too young, they may just say "again".

They could also say:

"Could you replay it, please?"

And they could also say:

"Could you show it again, please?"

In this very straightforward case, both "can" and "could" work equally well.

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