Meanings of the verb ‘ask’
Ask is a very common verb in English and as such it has several meanings:
- To request an answer from someone:
She asked him a question.
They asked them about the new product.
- To make a request:
She asked the doctor to examine her.
They asked the bank for a loan.
- To seek information:
We asked local people for directions.
Amanda asked me about the film I watched.
- To invite:
The Johnsons have asked us to the party.
She asked them in for a coffee.
- To demand something:
They ask $20.000 for the house.
This job asks for a lot of patience.
- ASK + question word (what, who, where, when, how, why):
Jane asked me where I spent the weekend.
The guests asked who made the dinner.