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Vocabulary: asking and answering
We are often led to ask and answer many questions about very varied topics. This happens everyday, several times a day!
Therefore, the vocabulary in this lesson is elementary and you should have an expert knowledge of it.
1) Asking, questioning...
|To ask somebody something||To ask someone a question|
|To enquire/ inquire whether||To put a question to someone about something|
|To question someone about something||To require a straight answer = a clear one|
Depending on the country where you're staying, you may hear: To enquire or To inquire
🇬🇧 You can use both.
🇺🇸 Please use "inquire".
https://www.grammarly.com/blog/inquire-enquire/ : What's the difference?
To answer something about someone / that
To reply something / that...
To answer something on
To reply something on
An answer to a question
A reply to...
A response to...
In answer to
In reply to
In response to
3) Interrogative pronouns... used to ask the right questions...
|Which (one) ? (To choose between two elements)||What...? (three and more elements)|
|Where...? = a question about a place||When...? = a question about a time|
|Why...? = cause : => answer: "because..."||What for...? answer: = "To do..."|
|How...? = manner||How much+ uncountable/ How many+ countable/ How often...?|
How much + uncountable
How many + countable in the plural
4) Adjectives ....
5) ...and expressions...
- May I ask you why...? / Where...?
- Can you tell me who...? / ... when...?
- I need the following information...
- I'd (would) like to know what.../ whether... ?
- He didn't reply anything... / He said nothing in reply...
- He wouldn't give me a straight answer. / He wouldn't say "yes or no"...
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