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Rule "Collocation: ask (to)"

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Description: Collocation: ask (to)
Message: This looks like a collocation error. You do not need a preposition after "\1".
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Ask to all the employees.
    Correction suggestion: Ask
  • It seems that the only way is to ask to the user to create a new one.
    Correction suggestion: ask
  • Do you happen to know if it’s safe or should I ask to the OpenSUSE community?
    Correction suggestion: ask
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I was asked to put away all the papers we used at the meeting.
  • The reason I'm here is because I was asked to come.
  • Mary was asked to dances occasionally.
  • They were asked to both explain what they did
  • Tom likes both Mary and Alice and can't decide which one to ask to the dance this weekend.
  • Tom did that because he was asked to.
  • Tom was asked to the party.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: ASK_TO [164]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-07-23 22:33:07 +0200)