Ask, Ask for

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Hello there! We’re here again to discuss one grammar point that students of ESL, or English as a Second Language, find confusing.

To ask simply means get some information. When you ask someone, “What are you eating?” , you simply want to know what the person is having for a meal now.

To ask for means you want something, either tangible or intangible, to be given.


There was no spoon, so I asked for one.

We have no sugar. Please ask the waiter for some packets of sugar.

Thank you very much! For more information about this topic, please check the YouTube video below.


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