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In this lesson, we will study how to use ‘ask in.’
Teddy: ‘Ask in’ is a phrasal verb used to invite somebody into your house, office, room etc.
Rex: That’s right Teddy. It is specifically used to invite someone inside some place.
Teddy: Why don’t you share an example of ‘ask in’ with us, Rex?
Rex: Sure Teddy. Don't leave him standing on the doorstep – ask him in!
Teddy: That’s a good example. And here is another one: I asked my new neighbours in for a cup of tea.
Rex: That’s right Teddy. I think the meaning of ‘ask in’ is quite clear now. Let’s see some sample conversations.
Dreck: The insurance agent is at the door. He wants your signature on some form.
Pearl: Please ask him in. I’ll be there in a minute.
Dreck: Do you want me to stay home?
Pearl: It’s alright. I know you have a lot to do. You can go. I’ll handle it.
Dreck: Alright. He is sitting downstairs. Don’t make him wait for too long.
Simmie: Are you going out somewhere?
Brat: Yes, I have an important meeting today. Why do you ask?
Simmie: I’ve asked our new neighbours in for a cup of coffee. I thought you would join us.
Brat: I’m sorry honey. I won’t be able to join you guys today. You should’ve talked to me in advance before asking them in. .
Simmie: You’re right. Just try to come back soon, if possible.
Simmie: There’s someone standing at the main gate. Do you know him?
Dreck: That guy has come from my office to get some important files.
Simmie: You should have asked him in. Why did you keep him waiting outside? It’s so cold!
Dreck: I asked him in, but he declined. He should be in a hurry.
Simmie: Alright. You’d better find the files soon then.