be asked for vs. be asked of

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Mr. Smith is regularly asked ___ her opinion concerning the outlook on the Internet on-line game industry.

A. of B. for C. as D. to

The answer is said to be C by the book. But, doesn't A(of) fit the blank as well?
 

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ggomad said:
Mr. Smith is regularly asked ___ her opinion concerning the outlook on the Internet on-line game industry.

A. of B. for C. as D. to

The answer is said to be C by the book. But, doesn't A(of) fit the blank as well?

Actually, the answer should read B., not C. :D Typographical errors are known to happen. Humans are fallible, even grammarians. :wink:

A. Mr. Smith is regularly asked of her opinion concerning the outlook on the Internet on-line game industry. :(

B. Mr. Smith is regularly asked for her opinion concerning the outlook on the Internet on-line game industry. :D :D Asked to provide something (i.e., an opinion, information)

C. Mr. Smith is regularly asked as her opinion concerning the outlook on the Internet on-line game industry. :(

D. Mr. Smith is regularly asked to her opinion concerning the outlook on the Internet on-line game industry. :(

All the best, :D
 

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Mr. Smith is regularly asked for her opinion concerning the outlook on the Internet on-line game industry.

Did Mr. Smith undergo changing sex operation? 8)
 
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Thanks, Cas, again for your complete reply with the well-indicated emoticons.

Maybe I seemed to have been confused with another expression : Can I ask a favor of you?
What's this got to do with that question above? Hmm. nothing.

By the way, typographical error is mine. What in the world was I thinking when I typed it? Ha,ha.

Bye for now.
Sweet dreams.
 

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blacknomi said:
Mr. Smith is regularly asked her opinion concerning the outlook on the Internet on-line game industry.

Did Mr. Smith undergo changing sex operation? 8)

:lol: :lol: | :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol: | :lol: :lol:

In this day and age, it's best just to accept it. :wink:
 

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ggomad said:
Maybe I seemed to have been confused with another expression : Can I ask a favor of you?

ask (Verb) + a favor of you (Object: noun + prepositional phrase) :wink:

ask for (Phrasal Verb) + her opinion (Object) :wink:

ask + her (Direct Object) + for her opinion (Prepositional phrase, Indirect Object) :wink:
 
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