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    ask for

    1) I asked my parents for permission.

    2) I asked permission from my parents.

    3) I asked my parents permission.

    Are all sentences grammatically accurate? If so, any difference in meaning?

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    #2

    Re: ask for

    In #3, add an apostrophe after 'parents' and they all mean the same.

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    #3

    Re: ask for

    What I meant was whether I can ask somebody something as in "He asked them directions to a restaurant."?

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    #4

    Re: ask for

    That has nothing to do with post #1.

    It needs a new thread.

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    #5

    Re: ask for

    Advice taken. I just started a new thread.

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