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    What about "This is the person I asked the information to"? Do I need "to" or not, being a DO?

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    licinio, I apologise for accidentally deleting the message in your post #9. I don't know how it happened. Sorry
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by licinio View Post
    What about "This is the person I asked the information to"? Do I need "to" or not, being a DO?

    You don't ask "to." Try this: This is the person I asked for the information.

    Other options (not as good):
    This is the person from whom I asked the information. (Rather awkward)
    This is the person I asked the information of. (Not as natural.)
    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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