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rhetorical question

This page is about the collocation rhetorical question

collocation pattern: adjective + noun


a question that's asked to make a point, not get an answer

For example

  • He often asks rhetorical questions like "What would I know?" and "Does anyone really care?"

  • Stop asking rhetorical questions. Just say what you think.

Quick Quiz

A rhetorical question is one that doesn't need to be

a. asked

b. answered

c. listened to

Contributor: Matt Errey