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    ASK and ASK FOR

    Why does one say "She asked my name" but "She asked for a bottle of beer"?
    I think I can manage using them but donīt really know why it must be one or the other...

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    Talking Re: ASK and ASK FOR

    hello
    a person can ask every thing. a question, an address, the place of s.th, or anything else.
    but ask for means BEG. you ask for money, means that you ask soebody give you something severely. you beg for it. you really want that thing.
    but asking for something as a slang means inviting troubles.

    hope that helps

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    Re: ASK and ASK FOR

    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
    Why does one say "She asked my name" but "She asked for a bottle of beer"?
    I think I can manage using them but donīt really know why it must be one or the other...


    Hi Avalon

    He asked me about my name -- He wanted to know what my name was.

    to ask for -- to make a request ; to make a request for ; to ask a favour
    to beg ---to ask in a serious and sometimes in a humble manner ; to implore [intensifies the sense]
    The boy begged his fatther not to punish him.
    The boy implored his father help him get out of that unpleasant situation.

    For more information see the following site:
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ask

    I hope it helps.
    Regards,
    Last edited by Teia; 10-Aug-2006 at 11:41.

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