Ask For

Ask For

Infinitive: Ask For
Present Tense: Ask For/ Asks For
-ing Form: Asking For
Past Tense: Asked For
Past Participle: Asked For
It is a separable phrasal verb that can
be used in three ways
  1. 1

    To request something.

    The employees asked for a raise.
    He asked the cashier for two five-dollar bills instead of a 10-dollar bill.

  2. 2

    To say or do something that could result in a negative outcome.

    You're asking for a butt whipping by making all of that noise.
    You're asking for trouble by traveling to that side of town.

Ask For
  1. The teacher _____ the students _____ their homework assignment.
  2. He is ______ ___ a speeding ticket by driving 70 mph in a 45 mph zone.
  3. The customer ______ _____ the manager.
  4. Did you _____ the waitress ____ the check?
  5. In life, you have to _____ ___ what you want because no one is just going to give it to you.

Listen for the phrasal verb Ask For in the video clip from the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  1. Dumbledore: I think if you so desire, you'll be able to board a train.

    Harry: And where would it take me?
    Dumbledore: On.

    Harry: Voldemort has the Elder Wand.
    Dumbledore: True.

    Harry: And the snake's still alive?
    Dumbledore: Yes.

    Harry: And I've nothing to kill it with?
    Dumbledore: Help will always be given at Hogwarts, Harry... to those who _____ ____ it.
  2. What was their conversation about?

Change the sentences above into questions, then change them into negatives.

  • Rafael Ferreira

    The teacher asked the students for their homework assignment.
    He is asking for a speeding ticket by driving 70 mph in a 45 mph zone.
    The customer asked for the manager.
    Did you asked the waitress for the check?
    In life, you have to ask for what you want because no one is just going to give it to you.

  • LOIEnglish

    Be sure that if you use the past form of the auxiliary verb: did, you use the root form of the main verb:
    Did you ask…

  • Rafael Ferreira

    😉 Thanx!

  • LOIEnglish

    Rafael…Do you have any areas of English that are confusing for you or anything you’d like a video about to clarify?

  • Rafael Ferreira

    Let me think… Lately I’ve been trying to get a better comprehension about native speakers. It’s really tough.

    A video about pronunciation with parts of advertising, or interviews or something like that would be nice.

    Another issue would be Present Perfect x Simple Past, although I know some rules about it, it’s not clarified on my mind.

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