Dmitry Anykeen
Could you provide me with some examples? I need some examples of using the verb "to ask after". What's the main difference between this verb and the verb "to ask for". Thank you.
Jun 30, 2015 1:27 PM
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My friends often ask after my parents = My friends ask me the question, "How are your parents?". When I speak to my parents, I can say, "My friends asked after you." Use 'ask for' when you want something. "At the end of the meal, we asked for the bill." If you want to speak to a person, you ask for him/her. "I wasn't happy with the service so I asked for the manager."
June 30, 2015
To 'ask after' is really not used much any longer. We use 'ask about' a lot more.
June 30, 2015
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