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    My daughter asked some questions of me.

    What do you think is the difference between 1 and 2? I think 1 means "My daughter asked me some questions", the questioned being me, while 2 means "My daughter asked some questions about myself.", right?

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    1.My daughter asked some questions of me.
    2.My daughter asked some questions for me.

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    Re: My daughter asked some questions of me.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    1.My daughter asked some questions of me.
    2.My daughter asked some questions for me.
    As an NES but not a teacher, they would mean, to me:

    1. She asked me the questions
    2. She asked someone else the questions on my behslf.

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    Re: My daughter asked some questions of me.

    Thanks. Okay, I have long been mistaken about the interpretation "My daughter asked some questions for me" means "about myself".
    So can "for me" never mean "about myself" in whatever context?

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    Re: My daughter asked some questions of me.

    I wouldn't say 'never', but I can't think of a context when 'for me' means 'about myself'.

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