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  1. New Comer
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    Smile ask alternations

    Hi, can you judge the following sentnces?

    a. I asked the same question to my professor.
    b. I asked the same question of my professor.

    c. I asked the tall guy the time.
    d. I asked the time to the tall guy.
    e. I asked tte time of the tall guy.

    f. Can I ask a question to you?
    g. Did you ask a question to your professor?

    Which ones are not acceptable as good English for you?
    Also, if you can think of a good English sentence that has the pattern of "ask X to my professor", where X is something other than "question", please let me know.

  2. aliaa
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    #2

    Re: ask alternations

    a. I asked the same question to my professor.
    b. I asked the same question of my professor.

    a & b have different meaning
    a: means I asked my professor the same question.
    b; means I asked someone else the question my professor asked.


    c. I asked the tall guy the time.
    c: it sounds English

    d. I asked the time to the tall guy.
    e. I asked tte time of the tall guy.

    d & e don't sound English at least for me.

    f. Can I ask a question to you? ( you can't say ask to somebody )
    Can I ask you a question? this one is more correctg.

    Did you ask a question to your professor?
    I 'd rather: Did you ask your professor a question?


    Also, if you can think of a good English sentence that has the pattern of "ask X to my professor", where X is something other than "question", please let me know.[/QUOTE]

    I can say:
    1. I asked my professor to leave
    2. I asked my professor out ( invitation to go out together
    3. I asked my professor to dinner

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