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    #1

    to do and doing?

    Dear Mr Answer


    Could you tell me what the differences between
    1. I asked me sending the mail to you, but i'm sorry, i forgot.
    2. I asked me to send the mail to you, but i'm sorry, i forgot.
    the red parts


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    #2

    Re: to do and doing?

    to send--to are going to do the act in the future
    sending---you are already doing it at this moment


    I think the construction of your sentences are both wrong.
    [Note: also a student]

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    #3

    Re: to do and doing?

    1. I asked me sending the mail to you, but i'm sorry, i forgot.

    2. I asked me to send the mail to you, but i'm sorry, i forgot.

    Try,

    Ex: You asked me to send you the mail, and I forgot. I'm sorry.

    The structure is, ask someone to do something. <infinitive verb>

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    #4

    Re: to do and doing?

    thank you

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    #5

    Re: to do and doing?

    You're most welcome.


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    #6

    Re: to do and doing?

    to send = act in the future
    sending = you're doing the act right now

    and the sentence of Casiopea is totally correct as normal

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