He called the Fun Zone, asking to meet the guys from the video.
Hi, I saw that sentence in a tv-series. I suppose I can rewrite it as:
1- "He called the Fun Zone and asked to meet the guys from the video."
What I am wondering is the function of the participle, asking, in that sentence? I think it conveys the purpose of the call.
But these actions are happening in order: First he calls and then asks to meet. I feel like using "asking" like that breaks this order and implies as if these two actions are happening at the same time.
As far as I know participles can be used to give more information about condition, result, reason or time not purpose.
For example this sentence below seems awkward to me:
2- He went to the library, studying for the exam. (To me, it means that he went to the library while studying for the exam or in the process of going to the library, he studied for the exam. Probably He studied for the exam on his way to the library.)
3- He went to the library and studied for the exam. (But this one sounds okay.)