Don’t say: “I asked to my boss…”
Say: “I asked my boss…”
Never use a preposition between “ask” and the person you are asking.
When you want an object, you can use ask for + object:
- I asked for a hamburger.
- I asked my boss for a raise.
When you want general information, you can use ask about:
- I asked about her family.
- She asked me about my job.
When you want specific information, you can use ask + (question word):
- I asked how much the camera cost.
- Let’s ask what time the theater opens.
- One moment – I’m on the phone asking my brother where we can park the car.
When you want somebody to do something, you can use ask (someone) to:
- I asked him to turn off the lights.
- Martha asked me not to use her computer.
- We’re going to ask the teacher to help us.