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When using request as a noun, we often add the preposition for when we refer to what is being requested. (We can also add an infinitive after request, but that’s another story.]

Examples:

When using request as a verb, we don’t need a preposition. 

Examples:

  • I requested new staplers.
  • She requests an audience with the pope.
  • She requested permission to film at the White House. [Oxford Advanced American Dictionary]
  • You can request a free copy of the leaflet.

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6 thoughts on “Request + for?

  1. Does the same rule apply for “demand”? Do you “demand” receipt or “demand” for receipt? I don’t add “for”.

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