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Ask of

Posted by Aske of on December 05, 2004

In Reply to: Ask of posted by Bruce Kahl on December 05, 2004

: : The following sentence was said by an anti-apartheid hero \, Nelson Mandela at the

: : He never *asked of* others what he was not prepared to do.
: :
: : Would anyone tell me waht that mean?

: He never requested that someone do something that he himself would not do or be able to do.

Can the *of* be omitted?