(someone) is asking (someone) to (do something)

In the example above, the speaker uses "is asking" instead of "asked". You can use "is asking" to talk about a question that someone has asked, but you haven't given an answer to yet. In the example above, Albert has asked for notifications whenever your team makes revisions to a document. But your team hasn't decided if it will agree to do that yet. So part of the meaning of the sentence above is "Albert is asking us to do this, but I'm not sure if we should agree to do it."

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