Can we use "free" and "for free" interchangeably here, please?
"Nowthe hour was late and the woman (who had no money) was getting desperate. She rusheddown to the ferry and pleaded with the ferryboat captain. He knew heras a regular customer. She asked if he could let her ride free/for free and ifshe could pay the next night. "
Thanks a lot for your help,
Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.
As the adverb free means 'for nothing' or 'without charge', I always find an extra 'for' redundant.