Ask [prefix] [infix] [suffix] permission.

With the above a grammatical and logical statement, what is [whole]?


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I think the answer might be



"Ask TO GET HER permission"
is a grammatical and logical statement and the words join to form the word TOGETHER


There is an inherent hint in that we are joining the prefix, infix, suffix TOGETHER.


There's a somewhat uncommon English word which satisfies this statement:

THEREFOR, a word meaning 'for, or in exchange for this/that' in the sense of "You've returned this item so I'll give you a refund therefor." (NB This is a different meaning to the more commonly used but similar-appearing 'therefore'...)

The statement then becomes: Ask THE_ REF _FOR permission. This would be perfectly valid in the context of a sports match where a player is advised to speak to the referee (commonly, 'ref') with a request...

  • $\begingroup$ Actually, this is also a good answer. $\endgroup$ Jan 27, 2021 at 18:29
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    $\begingroup$ Isn't there an extra F in there? THEREFFOR $\endgroup$
    – RoundTower
    Jan 28, 2021 at 14:16
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    $\begingroup$ @RoundTower The way the affix-riddles usually work, you're allowed overlap between the different -fixes :) So that 'F' only appears once in the whole word but can be used in more than one of its divisions. $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Jan 28, 2021 at 14:21

I'd like to build a place to relax... I'll need to ask

for rest station


What could be more relaxing than

building it in the middle of some natural forestation

If there's not enough in my area, perhaps I need to ask

for rest land

permission. I can then

plant some trees to make some more forestland.


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