Ask and ask for
Ask is used without for to ask somebody to tell something.
- Dont ask him his age.
Ask for is used to ask somebody to give something.
- Dont ask me for money.
Ask can be followed by an object.
- Ask him.
- Ask him his name. (NOT Ask his name to him.)
Infinitive structures after ask
Ask can be followed by an infinitive.
- I asked to leave. (= I asked permission to leave.)
Ask + object + infinitive is also possible.
- I asked him to leave. (= I wanted him to leave.)
As, since, because and for
A lot of, lots of, plenty of, a great deal of
Below and under
Above and over
Both and both of
As if and as though
Fairly, quite, pretty and rather
Finally, at last, in the end and at the end
No and none