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    Question to you

    "I have to ask a question to my supervisor".

    "Can I ask a question to you".

    Are these correct?. Do I need to use "From" in place of "To"?.

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    Re: Question to you

    They are not correct. Using 'from' would be even worse.

    'I have to ask my supervisor a question'.

    'Can I ask you a question?'

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    Re: Question to you

    Why don't you ask whatever you want to ask directly?
    I don't think you need to ask your supervisor permission to ask a question.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: Question to you

    You can also say:
    Can I ask a question of you?

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    Re: Question to you

    You can, but not many native English speakers would say that in conversation.

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    #6

    Re: Question to you

    Maybe not, but when you look back at the original sentence, you could tell that the OP wanted to know whether there was a preposition that could be used with the verb ask. Obviously, it's not to, but of in this case.

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    Re: Question to you

    In AmE , that would be common.

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    #8

    Re: Question to you

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Why don't you ask whatever you want to ask directly?
    I don't think you need to ask your supervisor permission to ask a question.
    It's common enough, and polite.

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    #9

    Re: Question to you

    Ok. So I should be saying "I want to ask a question of my supervisor" or "Can I ask a question of you". Am I correct?.

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    Re: Question to you

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Ok. So I should be saying "I want to ask a question of my supervisor" or "Can I ask a question of you". Am I correct?.
    It's not that you should, but if wanted to, then go ahead.

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