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question tag

     ( question tags    plural  ) In grammar, a question tag is a very short clause at the end of a statement which changes the statement into a question. For example, in `She said half price, didn't she?', the words `didn't she' are a question tag.      n-count  
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild  
question     ( questions    plural & 3rd person present)   ( questioning    present participle)   ( questioned    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A question is something that you say or write in order to ask a person about something.  
oft N about/on n  
They asked a great many questions about England..., The President refused to answer further questions on the subject...     
2       verb   If you question someone, you ask them a lot of questions about something.  
This led the therapist to question Jim about his parents and their marriage...      V n  
  questioning      n-uncount  
The police have detained thirty-two people for questioning.     
3       verb   If you question something, you have or express doubts about whether it is true, reasonable, or worthwhile.  
It never occurs to them to question the doctor's decisions...      V n  
4       n-sing   If you say that there is some question about something, you mean that there is doubt or uncertainty about it. If something is in question or has been calledinto question, doubt or uncertainty has been expressed about it.  
with supp, also prep N  
There's no question about their success..., The paper says the President's move has called into question the whole basis of democracy in the country..., With the loyalty of key military units in question, that could prove an extraordinarily difficult task.     
5       n-count   A question is a problem, matter, or point which needs to be considered.  
oft N of n/wh  
But the whole question of aid is a tricky political one...     
6       n-count   The questions in an examination are the problems which are set in order to test your knowledge or ability.  
That question did come up in the examination.     
    leading question  
    trick question  
8    The person, thing, or time in question is one which you have just been talking about or which is relevant.  
in question      phrase   n PHR  
Add up all the income you've received over the period in question.     
9    If you say that something is out of the question, you are emphasizing that it is completely impossible or unacceptable.  
out of the question      phrase   v-link PHR     (emphasis)    For the homeless, private medical care is simply out of the question...     
10    If you pop the question, you ask someone to marry you.     (JOURNALISM, INFORMAL)  
pop the question      phrase   V inflects   (=propose)  
Stuart got serious quickly and popped the question six months later.     
11    If you say there is no question of something happening, you are emphasizing that it is not going to happen.  
there's no question of doing sth      phrase   V inflects, PHR -ing, PHR n -ing     (emphasis)    As far as he was concerned there was no question of betraying his own comrades..., There is no question of the tax-payer picking up the bill for the party.     
12    If you do something without question, you do it without arguing or asking why it is necessary.  
without question      phrase   PHR after v  
...military formations, carrying out without question the battle orders of superior officers.     
13    You use without question to emphasize the opinion you are expressing.  
without question      phrase   PHR with cl     (emphasis)    He was our greatest storyteller, without question.     

cross-question        ( cross-questions    3rd person present)   ( cross-questioning    present participle)   ( cross-questioned    past tense & past participle  ) If you cross-question someone, you ask them a lot of questions about something.      verb  
The police came back and cross-questioned Des again.      V n  
indirect question        ( indirect questions    plural  ) An indirect question is the same as a reported question.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
leading question        ( leading questions    plural  ) A leading question is expressed in such a way that it suggests what the answer should be.      n-count  
open question        ( open questions    plural  ) If something is anopen question, people have different opinions about it and nobody can say which opinion is correct.      n-count  
A British official said he thought it was an open question whether sanctions would do any good.     
question mark        ( question marks    plural  )
1       n-count   A question mark is the punctuation mark ? which is used in writing at the end of a question.  
2       n-count   If there is doubt or uncertainty about something, you can say that there is a question markover it.  
oft N over n  
There are bound to be question marks over his future...     
question tag        ( question tags    plural  ) In grammar, a question tag is a very short clause at the end of a statement which changes the statement into a question. For example, in `She said half price, didn't she?', the words `didn't she' are a question tag.      n-count  
reported question        ( reported questions    plural  ) A reported question is a question which is reported using a clause beginning with a word such as `why' or `whether', as in `I asked her why she'd done it'.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   (=indirect question)  
trick question        ( trick questions    plural  ) If someone asks you a trick question, they ask you a question which is very difficult to answer, for example because there is a hidden difficulty or because the answer that seems obvious is not the correct one.      n-count  

Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild  




1    ask, catechize, cross-examine, enquire, examine, grill     (informal)   interrogate, interview, investigate, probe, pump     (informal)   quiz, sound out  
2    call into question, cast doubt upon, challenge, controvert, disbelieve, dispute, distrust, doubt, impugn, mistrust, oppose, query, suspect  
3    examination, inquiry, interrogation, investigation  
4    argument, can of worms     (informal)   confusion, contention, controversy, debate, difficulty, dispute, doubt, dubiety, misgiving, problem, query, uncertainty  
5    bone of contention, issue, motion, point, point at issue, proposal, proposition, subject, theme, topic  
6    in question      at issue, in doubt, open to debate, under discussion  
7    out of the question      impossible, inconceivable, not to be thought of, unthinkable  
1 & 3    answer, reply  
2    accept, believe, buy     (slang)   swallow     (informal)   take on board, take on trust  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

Diccionario colaborativo     Inglés Cobuild
1: marked by an often ill-natured inclination to stress faults and raise objections <captious critics> 2: calculated to confuse, entrap, or entangle in argument <a captious question>
acronym of Frequently Asqued Questions.
a player who asks too many funny questions that can be related as being stupid
Origin of the word is a "newbie" that can be shortened as a Newb
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