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    further ideas and suggestions are asked for (advised or given) by the tutor.

    Step number four is another private tutorial or study group discussion, during which problem areas are analysed, and further ideas and suggestions are asked for (advised or given) by the tutor.

    Is it possible to say "further ideas and suggestions are asked for to the tutor"?
    I mean the active tense is "Students ask the tutor for further ideas and suggestions", and if it's converted into a passive tense, what would be a proper one?

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    further ideas and suggestions are asked for to the tutor
    2.further ideas and suggestions are advised by the tutor
    3.further ideas and suggestions are requested to the tutor


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    #2

    Re: further ideas and suggestions are asked for (advised or given) by the tutor.

    If the tutor wants ideas and suggestions he can ASK FOR them.

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    Re: further ideas and suggestions are asked for (advised or given) by the tutor.

    Also, you could say:

    The tutor asked for more ideas and suggestions.

    (That doesn't work very well in the passive voice.)

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    #4

    Re: further ideas and suggestions are asked for (advised or given) by the tutor.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Step number four is another private tutorial or study group discussion, during which problem areas are analysed, and further ideas and suggestions are asked for (advised or given) by the tutor.

    Is it possible to say "further ideas and suggestions are asked for from the tutor"? Yes, using from.
    I mean the active tense is "Students ask the tutor for further ideas and suggestions", and if it's converted into a passive tense, what would be a proper one?

    1.further ideas and suggestions are asked for from the tutor. Yes, using from.
    2.further ideas and suggestions are advised by the tutor. No.
    3.further ideas and suggestions are requested from the tutor. Yes, using from.

    Good question!

    We generally prefer active voice to passive voice because it's more clear and concise. But passive voice is often useful, so it's good to know both.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: further ideas and suggestions are asked for (advised or given) by the tutor.

    All of your sentences need to start with a capital letter and end with a punctuation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: further ideas and suggestions are asked for (advised or given) by the tutor.

    You could use the verb structure: to ask something of somebody:


    • Further suggestions and ideas were asked of the tutor.


    However,
    I would say it like this:


    • Requests for further suggestions and ideas were made to the teacher.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 27-Apr-2016 at 13:04.

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