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Reply Fri 5 Jan, 2018 04:42 pm
Which is clearer:

I asked her to give you a call also.
or
I asked for her to give you a call also.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jan, 2018 04:51 pm
@dabbadabba,
The first is more succinct.

Putting that aside, I'd rather write it as, I asked her to give you a call too.


Ending the sentence with also gives it an uncomfortable sound.
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centrox
 
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Reply Fri 5 Jan, 2018 05:46 pm
If you asked her to give you a call, you asked her directly, e.g. you said "give him a call".

If you asked for her to give you a call, you asked someone else (a third person) to arrange for her to give him a call, e.g. you said "please ask her to give him a call".

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