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    #1

    The police officer asked for identity from Tom.

    The police officer asked for identity from Tom.

    Police officers asked for identity from us.

    They asked for ID cards from us.

    Please check.

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    #2

    Re: The police officer asked for identity from Tom.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    The police officer asked for identity from Tom.
    The police officer asked Tom for his ID.

    Police officers asked for identity from us.
    The police officers asked us for our ID.

    They asked for ID cards from us.
    They asked to see our ID cards.

    Please check.
    See my versions of your sentences above.

    Note that it's more natural to say "A asked B for his/her XXX" rather than "A asked for XXX from B".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: The police officer asked for identity from Tom.

    "The police officer asked Tom for proof of identity."

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    #4

    Re: The police officer asked for identity from Tom.

    The police officer asked Tom to show some ID. (We don't have ID cards in the UK, so different things could be used, like a driving license.)

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    Re: The police officer asked for identity from Tom.

    If we want to say that officer wanted Tom to introduce himself to the officer then what do we need to say?

    "He wanted Tom to identify himself."

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    #6

    Re: The police officer asked for identity from Tom.

    That works.

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    Re: The police officer asked for identity from Tom.

    It works inasmuch as it's a grammatical sentence. However, if a police officer asked Tom simply to identify himself, Tom could have said "I'm Tom Jones". Asking someone to identify themselves is not necessarily the same as asking them to produce a form of identification.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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