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    Ask of mother

    "I ask for one more cookie of my mother".

    "He asked for one more kiss of hi girlfriend".

    Please check.

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    #2

    Re: Ask of mother

    Both are very unnatural.

    In modern English we ask somebody for something.

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    Re: Ask of mother

    And it should be his girlfriend.

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    Re: Ask of mother

    We sometimes use "ask of" when we are asking someone to do something.

    "Please be polite to my mother. That's all I ask of you."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Ask of mother

    But here this person is also asking for "kiss" and "cookie" but OK I got you, we cannot use these sentences these are wrong but I have a question like we say "he asks his mother for one more cookie or his girlfriend for one more kiss" but what if we are talking to someone and we start this sentence like this "he asks for cookie/kiss" and now we have to mention "mother/girlfriend", so could you please tell what is the way to do this, in this kind of situation?

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    #6

    Re: Ask of mother

    We don't.

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    #7

    Re: Ask of mother

    Okay, so we cannot start these kind of sentences like this?

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    #8

    Re: Ask of mother

    "He asks his girlfriend for a kiss." That is correct grammar. But there are very limited opportunities to use a sentence like that. One is if you are writing a story in the present tense. Another is when you're speaking about something habitual, such as answering, "What does he do every night when he brings his girlfriend home?"

    But you almost never say that sentence, because that's not how we use the present tense. If you want to tell someone what another person is doing at this moment, you'd say, "He is asking his girlfriend for a kiss."

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