Phrasal Verbs with Ask, Meanings and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs with Ask, Meanings and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs

It is generally used with a verb, an adverb, or a preposition. An adverb or preposition added to the main verb changes the meaning of the actual verb, giving it a different meaning. Since it has a different meaning, it becomes an idiomatic verb. For example, if the preposition “up” is added to the verb “give”, we get the idiomatic verb “Give up” and it gains a new meaning regardless of the meaning of the two words that make it up.

Phrasal Verbs are divided into two as “separable” and “inseparable”.

Separable Phrasal Verbs

If a phrasal verb is separable, we can place the object between the main verb and the preposition or add it to the end of the phrasal verb phrase without separating it at all.

Inseparable Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verb type that cannot be placed in the middle of the phrasal verb phrase of the object of the sentence, therefore, must be used side by side and cannot be divided, is called “Inseparable phrasal verbs”. As an example, let’s use the phrasal verb “come across”, which is a combination of the words “come” and “across”, in a few sentences.

Ask back

Meaning: To invite someone to return to a place

Example Sentences;

  • I’ve been asked back to the college.
  • I hoped he wouldn’t ask me back.


Ask over

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

Example Sentences;

  • She asked me over to her home.
  • askedhis over so we could talk about what was on his mind.

Ask after

Meaning: to ask for information about someone

Example Sentences;

  • Tell your mother I was asking after her.
  • Did she ask after me in her letter?


Ask out

Meaning: to invite someone to come with you to a place

Example Sentences;

  • You should ask her out sometime.
  • My brother asked us out for dinner to celebrate the success of his new venture.