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How to use the words Ask and Question?


When you question someone, you may ask a series of questions trying to arrive at the truth:


”The police questioned Tom for five hours before he admitted to having stolen the pig.” “Question” can also mean “challenge”:


“His mother questioned Timmy’s claim that the cat had eaten all the chocolate chip cookies.”


But if you are simply asking a question to get a bit of information, it is not appropriate to say “I questioned whether he had brought the anchovies” when what you really mean is “I asked whether he had brought the anchovies.”






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