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Koh Elaine
Posted: Friday, June 4, 2021 1:23:41 AM
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Recounting the "utterly disappointing" experience, Estelle Liu said she had placed an advance order on foodpanda's grocery delivery platform on May 22, requesting for the groceries to be delivered to Chen Su Lan Methodist Children's Home on Monday (May 24) morning.

Is "requesting for" correct?

Thanks!
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Koh Elaine wrote:
Recounting the "utterly disappointing" experience, Estelle Liu said she had placed an advance order on foodpanda's grocery delivery platform on May 22, requesting for the groceries to be delivered to Chen Su Lan Methodist Children's Home on Monday (May 24) morning.

Is "requesting for" correct?

Thanks!


The use of "requesting for" is correct. The expression is used when you are for something in a polite or formal way.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Friday, June 4, 2021 4:38:38 AM
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Thanks, sureshot.

"Requesting" is a verb. I wonder if it can be used with "for"? In other words, is "for" redundant?
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"Requesting for" is rather odd sounding, correct or not -- raising eyebrows.
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Posted: Friday, June 4, 2021 11:34:41 AM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
Recounting the "utterly disappointing" experience, Estelle Liu said she had placed an advance order on foodpanda's grocery delivery platform on May 22, requesting for the groceries to be delivered to Chen Su Lan Methodist Children's Home on Monday (May 24) morning.

Is "requesting for" correct?

Thanks!


It does sound odd. I would've expected "requesting that" the groceries be delivered... ". It is sometimes said this way, using "for".

It could be thought of as, "requesting" for (this to be done). So in that sense, it could be correct.

Perhaps the best way to avoid any confusion would've been to say, "...requesting the groceries be delivered... ".
sureshot
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Koh Elaine wrote:
Thanks, sureshot.

"Requesting" is a verb. I wonder if it can be used with "for"? In other words, is "for" redundant?
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"Requesting" can be followed by "for". "Requesting" can be used as a verb pr as a gerund.

Corpus of Contemporary American English has numerous example sentences. Some of them are:
- No matter if you are asking for a link or requesting for a removal I think respect and generousness is always the key!
- I think what I'm requesting for has been brought up in the WP support forums before.
- Brady has been requesting for years to be given the right to commit suicide by starvation.
- By filing the DPA with the court and requesting for a time extension, the parties " asked the Court to lend precisely such a judicial imprimatur. "
- The total foreign aid proposal... amounts to a mere five percent of what Bush is requesting for the Pentagon next year.
- In fact its " we - the average users " who are requesting for the ability to close tasks!
- A week after Easterbrook officially took the reins, McDonald's revealed it was testing something that customers had been requesting for years: all-day breakfast.

The Wikipedia Corpus also has over one hundred sentence examples. Some sentence examples from The Wikipedia Corpus are:

- Tiberius, trying to shout above the din, gestured to his head to signal his life was in danger, but his opponents took this as a sign requesting for a crown and ran back to the Senate to report the signal.
- From her internment camp, she smuggled a letter to her mother, requesting for her children to be sent to her.
- But the Municipal Council of Lemery passed a resolution requesting for the revocation and suspension of the said creation.
- There are Martial Law victims requesting for compensations.
- He then lodged an appeal to Sir John Eyles Knight, the Lord Mayor, requesting for physical punishment in lieu of transportation.
- Along with Chairman Kau and Ming Jeh, he has been requesting for adverse possession for the ownership of Tsui's flat.
- The play ends with Aunt Mary requesting for the porter to help her down from the upper berth.
- Either her employees would write to legislators requesting for funds for the implementation of a particular project (e.g. farm inputs), or a legislator would indicate to the DBM a particular recipient agency for his or her PDAF funds that would be pre-selected by Napoles.


Koh Elaine
Posted: Friday, June 4, 2021 10:42:46 PM
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Thanks, sureshot!

The Free Dictionary states:

When request is a verb, don't use 'for' after it. Don't say, for example, 'The President requested for an emergency meeting'. In conversation and in less formal writing, you usually use ask for instead of 'request'.
https://www.thefreedictionary.com › ...
Requesting - definition of requesting by The Free Dictionary
Audiendus
Posted: Friday, June 4, 2021 11:01:30 PM
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Koh Elaine wrote:
The Free Dictionary states:

When request is a verb, don't use 'for' after it. Don't say, for example, 'The President requested for an emergency meeting'. In conversation and in less formal writing, you usually use ask for instead of 'request'.
https://www.thefreedictionary.com › ...
Requesting - definition of requesting by The Free Dictionary

Yes, the verb phrase "request for" is incorrect in British English (unless the "for" is part of a separate phrase, as in a few of the examples quoted by sureshot above).
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Saturday, June 5, 2021 12:25:16 AM

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Considering the size of the Wikipaedia corpus, "over a hundred" examples is very small - and considering that Wiki entries are not all done by people who speak English well, this is not a sign that the phrase is correct, at all.

request vb (tr)
to express a desire for, esp politely; ask for or demand: to request a bottle of wine.


"Request" means "ask for" or "demand" or "express a desire for".

He requested a bottle of water.

He asked for a bottle of water.

He demanded a bottle of water.

He expressed a desire for a bottle of water.


Recounting the "utterly disappointing" experience, Estelle Liu said she had placed an advance order on foodpanda's grocery delivery platform on May 22, requesting that the groceries be delivered to Chen Su Lan Methodist Children's Home on Monday (May 24) morning.
georgew
Posted: Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:14:49 AM

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Audiendus wrote:
Koh Elaine wrote:
The Free Dictionary states:

When request is a verb, don't use 'for' after it. Don't say, for example, 'The President requested for an emergency meeting'. In conversation and in less formal writing, you usually use ask for instead of 'request'.
https://www.thefreedictionary.com › ...
Requesting - definition of requesting by The Free Dictionary

Yes, the verb phrase "request for" is incorrect in British English (unless the "for" is part of a separate phrase, as in a few of the examples quoted by sureshot above).


Yes, the verb phrase "request for" is glaringly wrong in AE in the given contexts.

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