(someone) was asked to (do something)

This is a way of saying that someone asked you to do something:

I was asked to play the violin in my church's Christmas concert.

You can also talk about other people using the phrase "___ was asked to ___":

After that, she was asked to submit her resignation.

People usually use this phrase when talking about formal requests. If you're talking about something simple that someone asked you to do, you usually say it like this:

Jada asked me to send her the list of people who were participating.

This phrase appears in these lessons: