In a nutshell, remember that задавать/задать is used when you want to say that you have a question to ask. Use спрашивать/спросить to ask that question, remembering the proper rules as explained in the Bitesize graphic. And use просить/попросить to either request something from someone (an object), or to request someone to do something (an action). These three verb pairs will be our next Words of the Week in which we will provide the complete conjugation along with some additional sentence examples.
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