English version

inquire into something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinquire into something phrasal verb formalASK A QUESTIONto ask questions in order to get more information about something The investigation will inquire into the company’s financial dealings. inquire→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
inquire into The prospect of inquiring into a murder single-handed was not one that she relished.They commit themselves to inquire into all alleged cases of torture and to prosecute offenders.Does his Lordship mean that the court would not have inquired into any alleged misconstruction of that term?The stewards should at least have inquired into Spritsail's dramatic resurgence as a public-relations exercise.However, Lord Justice Woolf was asked to inquire into Strangeways and the other riots.They will not inquire into the adequacy of the consideration he has asked for and received.Does not the court indicate that it is necessary to inquire into the adequacy of the consideration in cases of this type?There were very few functionaries, however mean, who would stoop to inquire into the maintenance of toilets.
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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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