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Questioning and types of questions

question

noun

something that someone asks you when they want information

inquiry

noun

a question intended to get information about someone or something

query

noun

a question that you ask because you want information or because you are not certain about something

leading question

noun

a question asked in such a way that it tricks or forces someone to give you the answer that you want

survey

noun

a set of questions that you ask a large number of people or organizations

poll

noun

an occasion when a lot of people are asked what they feel about something, usually by a company paid by a political party, television programme etc

questionnaire

noun

a set of questions that a lot of people are asked as a way of getting information about what people think or do generally

interrogation

noun

the process of asking someone a lot of questions in an angry or threatening way, in order to get information

rhetorical question

noun

a question that you ask without expecting or wanting an answer

the $64,000 question

noun

a question that is the most important and most difficult to answer concerning a particular problem or situation

property porn

a type of television programme, magazine article, etc which shows off desirable homes …

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