Ask For

How to Conjugate Ask For

  • Infinitive: Ask For
  • Present Tense: Ask For/ Asks For
  • -ing Form: Asking For
  • Past Tense: Asked For
  • Past Participle: Asked For
Ask For is a separable phrasal verb and has 2 definitions.

Definitions of Ask For:

1. To request something.

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

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

Examples: 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.

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