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    Is it wrong to say 'requested for'?

    PUTRAJAYA (Feb 23, 2012): Thai authorities have formally requested for the extradition of the Iranian suspect in the recent Bangkok bombings from Malaysia, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

    Is 'for' needed?

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    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 24-Feb-2012 at 02:43. Reason: typo

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    #2

    Re: Is it wrong to say 'requested for'?

    * Not a teacher

    It is not necessary, you can leave it out.

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    #3

    Re: Is it wrong to say 'requested for'?

    SG is correct, but I'll expand. We could also say, '...authorities have submitted a formal request for the extradition of...'

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    #4

    Re: Is it wrong to say 'requested for'?

    "To request" means "to ask for" so the "for" in that piece is redundant.

    The authorities have requested the extradition of ...
    The authorities have asked for the extradition of ...

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    Re: Is it wrong to say 'requested for'?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "To request" means "to ask for" so the "for" in that piece is redundant.

    ...
    (Although in the contextless subject the answer is not clear: In 'The food was requested for his daughter' it's OK, of course.)

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    Re: Is it wrong to say 'requested for'?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "To request" means "to ask for" so the "for" in that piece is redundant.

    ...
    (Although in the contextless subject the answer is not clear: in 'The food was requested for his daughter' it's OK, of course.)

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