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ask a favour

This page is about the collocation ask a favour

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to ask someone to do something for you because you need their help

For example

  • Can I ask a favour?

  • You've done Bob lots of favours, so ask him a favour for a change.

Note:
Also "ask a favor" (Nth Am spelling). Related collocations include "do (sb) a favour", "owe (sb) a favour" and "return a/the favour".

Quick Quiz

I asked Julie a favour because

a. she had too many favours

b. she needed some help

c. I needed some help

Contributor: Matt Errey