October 13, 2012 - Word of the Day
A question is asked when a person needs an answer. In these sentences, the word "question" is a noun:
- I have a question for you.
- The students had many questions for their teacher.
- May I ask you a question, please?
- What kinds of questions do you do have?
- Are there any questions?
He has a question.
You can also use this word as a verb; however, if you do, the meaning of the word implies that a person is suspicious or doubtful of another person. Be careful if you choose to use "question" as a verb.
- The police questioned the suspect about the crime.
- Helen questioned the need for some work that was done on her car.
- When Dave questioned his supervisor's decisions, he was fired from his job.
- Why are you questioning me? I've done nothing wrong.
The form of punctuation used for a question looks like this: ? This is called a question mark. When you are writing, make sure the question mark goes at the end of the question.
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