question

[ kwes-chuhn ]
/ ˈkwɛs tʃən /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to ask a question or questions.

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!

How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Idioms for question

Origin of question

1250–1300; (noun) Middle English questio(u)n, questiun < Anglo-French questiun, Middle French question < Latin quaestiōn- (stem of quaestiō), equivalent to quaes-, stem of quaerere to ask + -tiōn- -tion; (v.) late Middle English < Middle French questioner, derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM question

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British Dictionary definitions for in question

question
/ (ˈkwɛstʃən) /

noun

verb (mainly tr)

Derived forms of question

questioner, noun

Word Origin for question

C13: via Old French from Latin quaestiō, from quaerere to seek

usage for question

The question whether should be used rather than the question of whether or the question as to whether: this leaves open the question whether he acted correctly
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Idioms and Phrases with in question (1 of 2)

in question

Under consideration, referring to the subject being discussed, as in No new facts have been discovered about the period in question. Shakespeare used this idiom in Cymbeline (1:1): “His father ... had, besides the gentleman in question, two other sons.” [c. 1600] Also see call in question.

Idioms and Phrases with in question (2 of 2)

question

see ask a stupid question; beg the question; beside the point (question); beyond question; burning question; call in question; in question; leading question; loaded question; open question; out of the question; pop the question; rhetorical question; without question.

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