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    I inquired her a question// I inquired a question of her.

    1. I inquired her a question.

    2. I inquired a question of her.


    Can inquire take two objects like sentence 1?

    Are the both grammatical?

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    Re: I inquired her a question// I inquired a question of her.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    1. I inquired her a question.

    2. I inquired a question of her.


    Can inquire take two objects like sentence 1?

    Are the both grammatical?
    Neither sentence is correct. We don't use "a question" with "inquire/enquire".

    I asked her what time the last train leaves.
    I enquired of her what time the last train leaves.
    "What time does the last train leave?",I asked her.
    "What time does the last train leave?", I enquired of her.

    Effectively, "to enquire/inquire" means "to ask a question" so it would tautology to repeat "a question".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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