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  1. Odessa Dawn's Avatar
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    "(ask/speak) for help ..."?

    ask for help when you have a problem.
    The verb "ask" could go there preceding that phrase; the verb "speak" couldn't". OK?

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    Re: "(ask/speak) for help ..."?

    You're right. We "ask for help". We don't "speak for help" or "talk for help". We can, however, "shout for help" or "yell for help".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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