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    Ask for advice

    Hi,
    Is it possible to omit the preposition?
    They always ask my advice.
    TIA

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    #2

    Re: Ask for advice

    Yes.


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    #3

    Re: Ask for advice

    Thanks, Tdol.

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    #4

    Re: Ask for advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hi,
    Is it possible to omit the preposition?
    They always ask my advice.
    TIA
    In this sentence yes. But if you say " They always ask me for advice." the prepodsition is necessary.

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    Re: Ask for advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    In this sentence yes. But if you say " They always ask me for advice." the prepodsition is necessary.
    Are you sure that "They always ask me my advice" is not used at all?
    Last edited by retro; 21-Dec-2006 at 23:49.

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    Re: Ask for advice

    Yes, it could be used, though it's a bit ugly, but I think Harry meant that 'they always ask me advice' wouldn't work.

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    Re: Ask for advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Yes, it could be used, though it's a bit ugly, but I think Harry meant that 'they always ask me advice' wouldn't work.
    Do you mean that "they always ask me advice" is also ugly?
    Do we always have to use "for" for "ask" even if the verb can be followed by two nouns?
    Last edited by retro; 22-Dec-2006 at 18:41.

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    #8

    Re: Ask for advice

    Quote Originally Posted by retro View Post
    Are you sure that "They always ask me my advice" is not used at all?
    I think it's better to say "They always ask my advice".

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