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Old May 12, 2019, 01:40 PM
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Preguntar vs Pedir

I want to ask you if we can change our plans for tomorrow:
  1. Quiero pedirte si podemos cambiar nuestros planes para mañana.
  2. Quiero pedirte cambiar nuestros planes para mañana.
  3. Quiero preguntarte si podemos cambiar nuestros planes para mañana.

I know 3 is correct, but would 1 or 2 ever work?

Many thanks.
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Old May 12, 2019, 04:27 PM
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#2 and #3 are the right ways. But #1 is heard frequently: it sounds like "I don't mean to burden you but ...", like "I need this changed but I want to convey the notion that you have the last saying (you don't)".
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