ask

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɑːsk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/æsk, ɑsk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ask, äsk)


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ask

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
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  1. ask [a question, questions, the right questions]
  2. ask [directions, nothing]
  3. ask him [a question, for directions]
  4. ask the [experts, doctor, teacher]
  5. ask (you) a favor
  6. ask a favor (of)
  7. asked us [about, if, whether]
  8. ask yourself [this, why, what]
  9. if you ask me
  10. [you can, feel free to] ask me anything
  11. ask [permission] to
  12. ask for [permission, help, nothing]
  13. ask for [more, seconds]
  14. [should, could, ought to] ask for help
  15. ask to be excused
  16. ask about your [day, work, life]
  17. UK: was asking after you
  18. [have, need, want, would like, going] to ask
  19. [listen, shoot] first, ask questions later
  20. asked whether or not
  21. was asked by [the teacher, a reporter]
  22. (just) asking for [it, trouble]
  23. [want to, too shy to] ask her out
  24. was asked out by a [boy, guy, stranger]
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