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    Default phrasal verb

    Good day Teachers!

    I've read that " ask out" is a phrasal verb means to date..
    Can I use it in a sentence this way - Could I ask you out? for Could I date you?
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    I've been asking her out. for I've been asking her for a date.

    Tnx teachers

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    Default Re: phrasal verb

    It's not synonymous with dating, but it means to ask to go on ONE date.

    You should ask her out some time = You should ask her out for a date.

    If you are dating someone, you have a relationship, you are a couple.

    If you say "I've been asking her out" it sounds as though you have repeatedly asked for to go out on a date with you (and she has been refusing).
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Tnx a lot Barb_d! And Welcome!

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