Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Ask"

The meaning of "Ask" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does Why not just ask her? mean?
A: Friend A : I wonder how I was born?

Friend B : Why not just ask your mom?

Why not just ask her means ask the person directly because you have no reason why you can't ask the person.
Q: What does He asked me what I had been doing mean?
A: The person wants to know what you were doing at the same that something else happened
Q: What does ask away mean?
A: It just means to go ahead and ask

A: I have a few questions for you
B: Ask away!
(Go ahead and ask whatever you want)
Q: What does Can I ask , what do you want to be ? mean?
A: Can I ask X = polite way of asking X. It's the same as, "What do you want to be?" (For example, a doctor, a teacher, etc.)
Q: What does We might as well ask him. mean?
A: まあ、彼に聴いてみたらいいかも。
It means that it's not the best choice, but since there aren't any other options, it's worth a shot.

Example sentences using "Ask"

Q: Please show me example sentences with if you ask me.
A: A: “What’s your favorite fruit?”
B: “Well, if you ask me, I think apples are the best fruit.”

A: “What should we do in this situation?”
B: “If you ask me, we should probably just go home.”
Q: Please show me example sentences with ask away.
A: The politician is ready for your tough questions, so please ask away.
Ask away everyone, the floor is yours.
You can't just ask away with any questions you like, please be respectful and put your hand up first.
Q: Please show me example sentences with ask.
A: I want to ask you something.
Te quiero preguntar algo.

Can/Could I ask you something?
Puedo/podría preguntarte algo?

Ask me anything.
Preguntame lo que sea.

Don't ask./Don't even ask.
No preguntes./Ni preguntes.

Can you ask her to....?
Puedes preguntarle que...?
Q: Please show me example sentences with I can't ask for a better.
A:
Usually the phrase is used with "couldn't"/"could not". For example: if you think your teacher is the best, "I couldn't ask for a better teacher."
Q: Please show me example sentences with If it's not asking too much.
A: この句では頼んでいるとき、よく使います。
If it's not asking too much, will you help me with my homework?
If it's not asking too much, will you clean the kitchen?
If it's not asking too much, will you drive to the store and buy some milk?


文章の後にも書いて大丈夫ですよ。But only in spoken sentences. Not formal writing.

Will you help me with my homework? If it's not asking too much.
Will you clean the kitchen? If it's not asking too much.
Will you drive to the store and buy some milk? If it's not asking too much.

Synonyms of "Ask" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between ask and question ?
A: im going to ask(verb) you more questions(noun)
Q: What is the difference between ask me... and question me... ?
A: Well "ask me" would be used when you want some one to simply "Ask you" a question. "Question me" is never used in that context (I know it sorta maybe can be but still don't ever". "Question me" is past tense so the only time you'd really use "question me" would be like. "The police questioned me" or "The judged questioned my validity"
Q: What is the difference between ask for and call on ?
A: @keiji1020: When you come to the hospital, please ask for Dr. James.

If you need help with your homework, you can always call on me.

"Call on" implies a sense of asking someone for support.
Q: What is the difference between ask for and call for ?
A: Ask for is a request call for can be more of a demand.

I am going to ask for a glass of water.

I am going to call for a class of water. (This sentence is more like it is expected the person brings it).
Q: What is the difference between She asked me if I would like to know it. and She asked me if I would have liked to know it. ?
A: In the first sentence, she asks if you want to know something. In the second sentence, she asks if you wanted to know something if she didn't ask you the question in the first sentence.

Translations of "Ask"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? asked and ask
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? ask
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? asked
A: "I asked you a question"
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? can I ask you
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? not sure what to ask...
A: here you go "I'm not sure what to ask"

Other questions about "Ask"

Q: Can I ask what do you want to say? does this sound natural?
A: Just simply say "What do you want to say?" as you are already asking, do not ask if you can
Q: If I asked you, anytime, you'd be ready to come where I shall indicate. does this sound natural?
A: I'm not sure if what you wrote is supposed to be a question or not, but if it is, I would write it like this:

"If I asked you, anytime, you'd be ready to come to where I tell you?"
Q: I asked you if you picked me up at 10 p.m. does this sound natural?
A: Present: Im asking if you can pick me up at 10(pm).
Past: I asked you to pick me up at 10(pm)
Polite: could you pick me up at 10? Or would you be able to pick me up at 10
Q: it's good that i asked you that😊 does this sound natural?
A: it sounds good, but you don't need to but the first "that".

"It's good I asked you that." is fine ^.^
Q: You can ask me whenever you like does this sound natural?
A: or you can say whatever you like.

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