Phrasal Verbs with Ask

Ask about

Meaning: Ask how someone is doing, especially professionally and in terms of health

Example: You are correct to ask about the budget.


Ask after

Meaning: ask for information about someone

Example: Tell your father I was asking after him.


Ask around

Meaning: ask many people the same question

Example: I have no idea, but I’ll ASK AROUND at work and see if anyone can help.


Ask for

Meaning: Request to have or be given

Example: Continue to ask for feedback on your work.


Ask in

 Meaning: To invite somebody into your house

Example: We ask in advance for your patience.


Ask out

Meaning: To invite someone for a date

Example: There is a girl you want to ask out?


Ask over

Meaning: To Invite them to come from their house to your house

Example: May I ask over some questions?


Ask round

Meaning: To Invite someone

Example: If you’re looking for a good nurse, you’d better ask round the neighbourhood.


Ask back

Meaning: To invite someone to return to a place

Example: I hoped he wouldn’t ask me back.


Ask something of

Meaning: request something from another person

Example: I hope he doesn’t ask that of me

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