The word ‘ask‘ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to open your mouth and say something to get an answer/information. This is usually to request something.
- I asked James what he meant by that comment. (get information)
- Can you ask Tom for the time? (request)
Ask is a regular verb. The past tense and past participle is asked.
phrasal verbs with ask
Phrasal verbs with ‘ask’ include:
- ask about
meaning – ask how someone is or ask lots of people a question
example – People have been asking about you, they want to know if you’re feeling better.
meaning – enquire about how someone is
example – My dad asked after you today, I lied and told him you were fine.
meaning – ask lots of people or invite someone to your house
example – I’ll ask around my office and see if anyone has a keyboard you can borrow.
meaning – request something
example – I asked for mash potato instead of chips with my steak.
meaning – invite someone into your house or a room
example – Miss Roberts, can you ask them in please?
meaning – invite someone on a date
example – James asked Sasha out, but she said no in front of the whole class.
picture phrasal verbs with ask
Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘ask’ in more detail and see some examples in use.
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