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Ashraful Haque Ashraf
Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2020 5:12:03 AM

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Sometimes I get confused between 'ask' and 'request.' I've looked it up and found out that 'request' is formal and ask can be used in both formal and informal situations.

If I say "I'll ask him to do it" would it mean that I'll request him to do it?
thar
Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2020 5:15:49 AM

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The meaning is the same.

'to request + verb phrase' takes the subjunctive
I requested [that] he do that.
It is more formal.
Ashraful Haque Ashraf
Posted: Monday, October 19, 2020 4:17:01 AM

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thar wrote:
The meaning is the same.

'to request + verb phrase' takes the subjunctive
I requested [that] he do that.
It is more formal.


Thank you so much.
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