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Further to our request for #1 (permalink) Sat Apr 08, 2006 1:24 am   Further to our request for
 

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ESL/EFL Test #45 "Speaking: At the Supermarket", question 6

Further to our ......... for the Ford Fiesta to be reparked, this matter is now very urgent. Our lorry cannot get out.

(a) saying
(b) asking
(c) request
(d) question

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #45 "Speaking: At the Supermarket", answer 6

Further to our request for the Ford Fiesta to be reparked, this matter is now very urgent. Our lorry cannot get out.

Correct answer: (c) request

Your answer was: incorrect
Further to our asking for the Ford Fiesta to be reparked, this matter is now very urgent. Our lorry cannot get out.
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Dear Sir,

Why couldn't I use ASKING FOR here?

Thanks in advance

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Further to our request for #2 (permalink) Sat Apr 08, 2006 1:57 am   Further to our request for
 

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Further to our request for... is a set phrase in business correspondence. Asking is awkward and unnatural here, though the grammar is possible.
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