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Please, teachers, could you tell me what are the differences between 'ask over' and 'ask round'.
If you don't mind, could you proofread all these sentences as well?
She ask me over for dinner.
She ask me round for lunch.
Everybody feel like asking her over for a walking.
It's still difficult to me to distiguish 'ask' from 'ask for':
I asked the waitress for the menu.
I asked for the menu to the waitress.
I asked for the menu.
I am asking so many questions.
I never ask for questions.
As far as I know, 'ask' and 'ask for' are pretty close in meaning. Am I right?
Thanks in advance
Thank you Anglika.
I know that sentence is awkward, but whether someone, for example a teacher, says to his/her students:
I am at your service Ladies and Gentlemen, ask me questions about Great Britain, make questions on Shakespeare's life.
Is this sentence OK?
I guess it means the teacher is asking for questions (from the students), right?
Last edited by riverkid; 13-Apr-2008 at 03:08.
Everybody feels like asking her over for a walk.
We (all) feel like asking her over for a walk.
Everybody feel like asking her over for a walk? (with ellipses of the operator does, and of course putting the question mark at the end!; intonation could do a lot as well)
Everybody = all of us
All of us feel like asking her over for a walk.
Everybody feel file asing her over for a walk.
However, I just searched on the BRITISH NATIONAL CORPUS and I saw both of the sentences:
Everybody do ....
Everybody does ...
What could you teachers say about this?
Thank you very much.
Last edited by Offroad; 13-Apr-2008 at 16:34.