Originally Posted by konungursvia
The OED is not available online without subscription. And even if it were, one might request others provide alternate sources.
The point here is that American and UK usage does vary. And being American, I do not use the OED as a primary source for usage (and proud to declare so on this Massachusetts holiday, Patriots' Day).
In other words, citing the OED here simply serves to show a difference between American & UK usage. Neither can be said to be "right" or "wrong" per se, since "rightness" or "wrongness" has everything to do with how a particular region may have adapted its English usage over the course of time.
And as stated in post #5 above, the sentence --
... we shall request the factory for replacement.-- is an ellipsis meaning:
...we shall request (that) the factory (provide) for replacement (of the damaged goods).