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Autor:  PPAULO
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  16/ABR/2009 7:51 PM
Assunto:  Ask for/about
 
Mensagem: 

    Ask for - pedir uma  pesquisa 

 [geralmente a alguém, nesse caso ...ask somebody (the research) for something]

 Ex.: Marcio asked Dale´s a research on Rocket Science.

 

 

     Ask about - perguntar sobre...

     Marcio asked about the last Valeska´s  research.

 

     

     Sometimes, I have seen "ask for" with a certain "negative" bias, wether it is in a open or subtle way:

      a-) I have a lot of troubles, for example, this headache!

      b-) Serves you right, you drank like a fish yesterday.

 

      Depending of the context, you may have asked for the research...you came up with the topic...

 

   PP.


 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Ask  –  Laura Silva  16/ABR/2009, 10:38 AM
Ask for/about  –  Márcio Farias  16/ABR/2009, 11:34 AM
 Ask for/about  –  PPAULO  16/ABR/2009, 7:51 PM
Ask for/about  –  Márcio Farias  17/ABR/2009, 10:28 AM
Ask for/about  –  Dale/CR  17/ABR/2009, 2:10 PM
Ask for/about  –  Laura Zanin  17/ABR/2009, 6:01 PM
Ask for/about  –  Dale/CR  17/ABR/2009, 8:20 PM
Ask for/about  –  PPAULO  18/ABR/2009, 12:04 AM

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