Phrasal verbs with ASK – English Grammar Lesson

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He ______________ my mother. He wanted to know how she was doing.


When I needed to buy a new car; I ____________ and someone offered me this one.


I must remember to _____________ a receipt so that I can get reimbursed.



Walking around the streets alone at night was _______________ trouble.


If you need anything, _________ Kelly. She will be able to help you.


If someone comes to the door, don’t _____them ____.


He _________ me _____ so I expected him to pay for the dinner.


He ________me ______ to see what they had done in the garden.


If she __________________ you, should I tell her that you are ill?


Last night, John _______ Maria ______ for a drink.


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Phrasal verbs are very common in spoken and written English so we need them to understand and speak natural English. If you’re in a hurry to learn just a few verbs, take a look at the lesson phrasal verbs with ‘ask’.

‘to ask after’ someone means to ask for information about how they are and what they are doing.

Example : Sue was asking after you. I told her you were fine.

‘to ask around’ means to ask several people for help or information.

Example : I asked around to see if anyone knew someone who could rent me a room.

‘to ask for’ means to say that you want something.

Example : I asked for chicken soup but you have brought me beef.

‘to ask for’ can also mean to do something which is likely to lead to trouble

Or problems.

Example : If you go to that part of town, you’re asking for trouble. It’s very

dangerous there.

‘to ask for someone’ means to ask to speak to them.

Example : He asked for Carol but there is no one working here called Carol.

‘to ask someone in’ means to invite them into the room or your home.

Example : Sometimes when I’m out in the garden, the neighbors ask me in for a drink.

‘to ask someone out’ means to invite them to go somewhere with you.

Example : We often ask our friends out for a drink in the pub.

‘to ask someone over’ means to invite them to come visit you in your home.

Example : I’ve asked Diana from across the road over for a cup of coffee later.

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