"out of the question" and "out of question"

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"out of the question" and "out of question"

Postby superscola » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:06 am

Could somebody tells me the difference between "out of the question" and "out of question"?
I know one of them means impossible and the other means no problem.But which one??thank you

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Re: "out of the question" and "out of question"

Postby TheStephen » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:09 pm

"Out of the question" means that something is unfavourable, out of consideration or wrong. "Placing gum under the desk is out of the question."

"Out of question" means unquestionable, certain or without a doubt. "It is out of question that Ryan is great at soccer."

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Re: "out of the question" and "out of question"

Postby Tukanja » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:10 am

superscola wrote:Could somebody tells me the difference between "out of the question" and "out of question"?
I know one of them means impossible and the other means no problem.But which one??thank you

Supescola, note that the bare infinitive has to be used with the modals.

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