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(a) I asked him something.

(b) I asked something of him.

(c) I asked something from him.

Which of the above could be used for the following situations:

  1. I asked him a question

  2. I asked a favor of him

  3. I asked him to give me something

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You have it right.

(a) I asked him something. = 1. I asked him a question.

(b) I asked something of him. = 2. I asked a favor of him.

(c) I asked [for] something from him. = 3. I asked him to give me something.

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