sometimes "ask the time" is wrong, other times "ask for the time" is wrong...
Can you tell me more about these two phrases?
Both are equivalent in English
Ask for the time is the correct way, ask the time is a lazy mans perversion of the English language.
do not ask him for the time!
Please accept "for the time"
"Ask for the time" could conceivably refer to duration of time as in "time off" or "time to do something" but generally both "ask for the time" and "ask the time" mean the same thing.
Ask the time sounds so wrong