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Can I use indirect object after ask?
1. I am going to ask John a question.
2. I am going to ask a question John.(I think it's wrong, but not sure)
You can say "I am going to ask a question of John" and it means the same as "I am going to ask John a question".
If you say "I am going to ask a question, John", it means that you are talking to John and you are telling him that you plan to ask a question.
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