synonym study for inquiry
OTHER WORDS FROM inquiryre·in·quir·y, noun, plural re·in·quir·ies.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH inquiryinquiry , query
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INQUIRY VS. ENQUIRY
What's the difference between inquiry and enquiry?
Inquiry and enquiry have the same meanings: a question, an investigation, a request for information, or the process of seeking information. Enquiry is a less common variant of inquiry.
Both inquiry and enquiry are somewhat formal, especially compared to similar terms like question or investigation. Some speakers of British English may use both words, preferring inquiry in contexts that are more formal. In the U.S., enquiry is rarely used.
Here’s an example of inquiry used correctly in a sentence.
Example: I forwarded you an email with an inquiry about the open position.
Enquiry could be used in this sentence in the same exact way.
Most of these same distinctions apply to the verbs inquire and enquire.
To learn more about them, read the full breakdown of the difference between inquire and enquire.
Quiz yourself on inquiry and enquiry!
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Inquiry and enquiry have the same meaning.
How to use inquiry in a sentence
Testimony from Binam and other detainees at Irwin will likely be critical to those inquiries.A woman in ICE detention says her fallopian tube was removed without her consent|Nicole Narea|September 17, 2020|Vox
Democrats cast the probe as a politically driven inquiry to try to damage the party’s presidential nominee.Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine; Biden says Americans shouldn’t trust Trump|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
The governor’s office did not immediately respond to ProPublica’s questions about the inquiry.The Hospital System Sent Patients With Coronavirus Home to Die. Louisiana Legislators Are Demanding an Investigation.|by Annie Waldman and Joshua Kaplan|September 14, 2020|ProPublica
Responding to an inquiry from Fortune, the Korean electronics company said it’s waiting for the results of ongoing tests before discussing the topic.LG unveils a new high-tech ‘smart mask.’ But does it protect against COVID?|dzanemorris|August 28, 2020|Fortune
It’s possible, as Barrios’ campaign insisted, that prosecutors have dropped their inquiry since then.Barrios Makes Dubious Claims on Investigations Into His Spending|Jesse Marx|August 25, 2020|Voice of San Diego
On a recent afternoon, the head of the Social Inquiry Foundation, Maria Gaidar, received two elderly ladies in her Moscow office.
She had a simple answer to my inquiry about the calls that were never returned—from her or anyone else in the detective bureau.
During the Leveson Inquiry, Dance claims to have received a call from the local police.Charles Dance on Tywin Lannister’s S5 Return, A ‘Game of Thrones’ Movie,’ and Sexy Peter Dinklage|Marlow Stern|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Timeline: Is the story still spreading at the time of the inquiry?TRAILS: The Tool That Tracks Truth and Lies On Twitter|Brandy Zadrozny|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The grand jury inquiry affords opportunity to test accuracy of witness accounts.
And yet, the acknowledged state of things here is a grave fact which challenges inquiry and demands explanation.
At the station the head porter received their inquiry for a Bradshaw with a dull stare and a shake of the head.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
In the case of the Midland—they appointed a committee of inquiry, and the directors assented to the appointment.
It is to be presumed that thereafter Jacob's first inquiry must have been, "Oh now, where did you get such and such goods?"
Even the policeman who is paid to direct you, replies to your inquiry with the shortest and gruffest monosyllable that will do.