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    #1

    sentences with ask and conjugation

    Please correct this sentences.

    "Excuse me. She doesn't speak English, but she's asking you for a brochure".
    "Excuse me. She doesn't speak English, but she was asking you for a brochure".
    "Excuse me. She doesn't speak English, but she asked you for a brochure".

    I wonder if can I use requesting instead asking.

    "Excuse me. She doesn't speak English, but she's requesting you for a brochure".
    "Excuse me. She doesn't speak English, but she was requesting you for a brochure".
    "Excuse me. She doesn't speak English, but she requested you for a brochure".

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Xenon32; 02-Oct-2014 at 09:28. Reason: Period was missing.

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    Re: sentences with ask and conjugation

    Quote Originally Posted by Xenon32 View Post
    Please correct these sentences.

    "Excuse me. She doesn't speak English, but she's asking you for a brochure".
    "Excuse me. She doesn't speak English, but she was asking you for a brochure".
    "Excuse me. She doesn't speak English, but she asked you for a brochure".

    I wonder if can I use 'requesting' instead of 'asking'. 'Requesting' means 'asking for', so adding another 'for' is redundant.

    "Excuse me. She doesn't speak English, but she's requesting you for a brochure".
    "Excuse me. She doesn't speak English, but she was requesting you for a brochure".
    "Excuse me. She doesn't speak English, but she requested you for a brochure".
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    Re: sentences with ask and conjugation

    The usages are 'ask somebody for something' and 'request something from somebody'── quoted from:
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/ask_1
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/request_2

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