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    Does the word "request" mean the same as "ask for"?

    Original sentence:Isabella requested the pope to draw a line of demarcation to separate Spanish finds from those of Portugal.

    1.Isabella asked the pope for drawing a border line to separate Spanish findings from those of Portugal.
    2.Isabella asked the pope for drawing a demarcation to separate Spanish findings from those of Portugal.

    Does original sentence mean still the same as sentence 1 and 2 if I change the word "request" into the phrase "ask for" like sentence 1 and 2?

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    Re: Does the word "request" mean the same as "ask for"?

    Request | Define Request at Dictionary.com

    Yes, "request" means "ask for."

    Your sentences need some help, though.

    Isabella asked the Pope to draw a border line to separate Spanish discoveries from those of Portugal.

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    Re: Does the word "request" mean the same as "ask for"?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Request | Define Request at Dictionary.com

    Yes, "request" means "ask for."

    Your sentences need some help, though.

    Isabella asked the Pope to draw a border line to separate Spanish discoveries from those of Portugal.

    Can't I use expression like "aske for ~ing(aske for doing something)"

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    Re: Does the word "request" mean the same as "ask for"?

    Quote Originally Posted by eggcracker View Post
    Can't I use expressions like "ask for ~ing(ask for doing something)"​?
    No.

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