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    #1

    asked

    Which are correct:

    1-I asked my brother that we should help our dad.
    2-I asked my brother for us to help our dad.
    ('we'/'us' could be 'me and my brother' or 'me and some other people'. In other words I said to my brother 'Let's help our dad', or something like 'Let me and our sister help our dad'.)

    3-I asked that he should leave.
    4-I asked for him to leave.
    (Instead of 'I asked him to leave'.)

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    #2

    Re: asked

    What about this;
    I suggested to my brother that we help our dad.

    3-I asked that he should leave.
    4-I asked for him to leave.
    (Instead of 'I asked him to leave'.)


    They both sound wrong to me. If you were wanting to say that another way, you could try;
    I demanded (that) he leave.
    I suggested (that) he leave.

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    #3

    Re: asked

    Or simply, "I asked him to leave."

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