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    of/to him

    I asked three questions of him.
    I asked him three questions.
    I asked three questions to him.


    I ashed three questions of Bob.
    I asked Bob three questions.
    I asked three questions to Bob.

    Are all the sentences grammatically and semantically correct?

    I understood the bold sentences as "I asked three questions about him to someone", 'I asked three questions about Bob to someone" respectively.


    Please help me.

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    Re: of/to him

    I asked three questions of him.
    I asked him three questions.
    I asked three questions to him.


    I asked three questions of Bob.
    I asked Bob three questions.
    I asked three questions to Bob.


    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    I understood the bold sentences as "I asked three questions about him to someone", 'I asked three questions about Bob to someone" respectively.
    I understand the sentences in bold to mean I asked three questions about him to someone and I asked three questions about Bob to someone.
    Sorry, but you understand wrongly. Sentences one and two mean the same thing, and sentences four and five mean the same thing.

    ~R

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