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Koh Elaine
Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 2:40:02 PM
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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 — Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said he had requested for cash from Saudi King Abdullah when analysis conducted prior to the 13th general election had shown a bleak outlook and a tough upcoming election for Barisan Nasional (BN).

Shouldn't it be "request" instead of "request for"?

Thanks.
NKM
Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 3:31:48 PM

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Yes.

He had requested  (or "asked for") cash.

Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 4:55:10 PM

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No.
You can request cash, or you can ask for cash, or you can make a request for cash. But you can't requested for cash.

sureshot
Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 2:33:25 AM
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Koh Elaine wrote:
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 — Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said he had requested for cash from Saudi King Abdullah when analysis conducted prior to the 13th general election had shown a bleak outlook and a tough upcoming election for Barisan Nasional (BN).

Shouldn't it be "request" instead of "request for"?

Thanks.

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As already mentioned by others, the use of "for" in the given sentence is not correct.

"Request" can be used as a verb and also as a noun. It is a transitive verb; so a preposition is not required.

It is clarified that it is possible to say "request for" when request is used as a noun as in:

- Our neighbouring country has made an urgent request for international aid.
- The trustee need not comply with any request for information where it appears to him that the request is frivolous or unreasonable or the cost of complying would be excessive.
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