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    Dear Teachers,
    if i want to ask my employer to increase my salary, is it possible to say : i'd like to ask you for increasing my salary.
    or : could i get a pay raise ?
    which sentence is more frequently used ?

    thanks for answering !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khalid79 View Post
    Dear Teachers,
    if i want to ask my employer to increase my salary, is it possible to say : i'd like to ask you for increasing my salary.
    or : could i get a pay raise ?
    which sentence is more frequently used ?

    thanks for answering !
    In the UK: pay rise,
    in the USA: pay raise.
    How about this:
    I'd appreciate a review of my responsibilities/role and salary/remuneration.
    I'm very positive about my job and the organization, and would like to discuss how to increase my contribution, and the reward I receive.


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    Default Re: salary increase

    Quote Originally Posted by Khalid79 View Post
    Dear Teachers,
    if i want to ask my employer to increase my salary, is it possible to say : i'd like to ask you for increasing my salary.
    or : could i get a pay raise ?
    which sentence is more frequently used ?

    thanks for answering !
    banderas has supplied some good alternatives, but didn't point out that 'ask you for verb+ing' is not an acceptable collocation in general; 'ask you to increase' would be grammatical (but would probably be regarded as excessively direct in this case!) In a report of the conversation though - to people who already know you deserve a rise - you could say 'I asked him to increase my salary'. And in a different context 'asked him to increase' would be perfectly acceptable - example: They asked him to increase the pressure in the inlet pipe.

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