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    Question "of" or "to"?

    Hi teachers!

    Which preposition should I use in this context or is more appropriate and grammatical?

    Making a request of somebody...
    OR
    Making a request to somebody...


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    Re: "of" or "to"?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Hi teachers!

    Which preposition should I use in this context or is more appropriate and grammatical?

    Making a request of somebody...
    OR
    Making a request to somebody...
    Making a request of somebody


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    Re: "of" or "to"?

    Request means to ask for; in the dictionary of American Idioms and phrasal verb there is the following:
    - request
    someone to do something to ask someone to do something.
    - request something from someone to call for something from someone.
    - request something of someone to call for someone to give or do something.


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