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    #1

    ask after

    "I was talking with John. I asked after Tom.
    He seems to be all right."
    'Ask after' seems to be BrE. If so, what is
    the American equivalent.
    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: ask after

    "I was talking with John. I asked after Tom.
    He seems to be all right."
    'Ask after' seems to be BrE. If so, what is
    the American equivalent.
    When asking someone about someone else, AmE uses 'about'.


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    #3

    Re: ask after

    Thank you very much.
    'Ask about Tom' instead of 'ask after Tom', right?

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    #4

    Re: ask after

    'Ask about Tom' instead of 'ask after Tom', right?
    Yes, that's right.

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