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    #31

    Re: work v. act v. function.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    No. It can. Here are some examples: http://fraze.it/n_search.jsp?q=%22ask+That%22&l=0.

    However, in introducing reported speech, ask is followed by if, whether, or a wh- question word, not by that.
    But is "ask + question" a reported speech?

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    #32

    Re: work v. act v. function.

    1. He asked 'Is it correct?'.
    2. He asked whether it was correct.

    2 is in reported speech, and it is not a question.
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    #33

    Re: work v. act v. function.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Different verbs take different constructions. You just have to learn that.

    I would like to say that I love you. (You can omit "that".)
    I would like to ask you if you love me.
    I am asking this to be sure of if it is "you" make incorrect the use of "that" in "ask you that" so is this correct: "I would like to ask if you love me" ? Or make sense because it is a little vague to whom the question is pointed.

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    #34

    Re: work v. act v. function.

    I think the problem does not lie in 'you' but in reported speech.
    Can you find the conjunction 'that' in the examples below?
    http://www.ef.com/english-resources/...ported-speech/
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