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ask permission

This page is about the collocation ask permission

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to ask your boss, teacher, parent, etc. if you can do something

For example

  • If you want to leave work early, you have to ask permission first.

  • Did you ask your parent's permission before going to the party?

Quick Quiz

Who usually has to ask permission before leaving?

a. a lawyer in a courtroom

b. a guest at a wedding

c. a soldier in a bar

Contributor: Matt Errey