All we're asking for is to be given a chance.

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hi,

I am wondering what the original of this sentence is? how the sentence below formed in this way?

All we're asking for is to be given a chance.
 

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What do you mean by 'the original' of the sentence?
 

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What do you mean by 'the original' of the sentence?
I meant, we have following phrases with verb 'ask', so I can't figure out the sentence in main post.

ask somebody to do something
ask somebody for something
ask for
 

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"Asking for" is just the present continuous tense of "ask for".
 
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"Asking for" is just the present tense of "ask for".

Actually it's the present progressive/continuous tense.

I meant, we have following phrases with verb 'ask', so I can't figure out the sentence in main post.

ask somebody to do something
ask somebody for something
ask for

I'm not sure why a slight tense change is causing you confusion. If you understand your three examples, you shouldn't have any trouble understanding 'we are asking for'.
 

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I also don't understand that sentence. I have problem with 'to be given'. Could anyone please clarify more?
 
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They want a chance to do something. They are asking for that chance to be given to them. Does it make more sense now?
 

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Can we say All we're asking for is given a chance.? why do the writer use 'to'?
 

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No but you can say "All we're asking for is a chance". Writers choose whatever phrase, structure, word they like. The only person who knows why is the writer himself.
 

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Or All we're asking for is to be given a chance.
 

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Isn't that the original sentence, and the thread title?
 

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It is, but we had moved on to a different question and the title had got lost in my head when I answered.
 
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