English version

inquire after somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinquire after somebody/something phrasal verb formalASK A QUESTIONto ask about someone’s health, what they are doing etc He called me aside to inquire after my daughter. inquire→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
inquire after I never inquired after Jean-Claude and I never heard from him.Finally, Miranda inquired after Scott.During the hearings political protests, as such, were most gentle: one patriot inquiring after the patriotism of another.He was for ever putting his arm round surly Arthur and inquiring after the score with a beam on his face.Muriel inquired after their day and received polite but monosyllabic replies from each of them.
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Verb table
inquire
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyinquire
he, she, itinquires
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyinquired
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave inquired
he, she, ithas inquired
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad inquired
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill inquire
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have inquired
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam inquiring
he, she, itis inquiring
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you, we, theyare inquiring
Past
I, he, she, itwas inquiring
you, we, theywere inquiring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been inquiring
he, she, ithas been inquiring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been inquiring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be inquiring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been inquiring
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