1 sentence, etc. that asks sth
awkward, difficult, embarrassing, hard, tough, tricky
pointed, probing, searching

He became embarrassed when a journalist asked him pointed questions about his finances.

open, open-ended, unanswered
academic, hypothetical, rhetorical
leading, loaded, trick

The judge told him not to ask the witness leading questions.

good, interesting, pertinent, relevant
basic, big, fundamental, important, key, serious
silly, stupid
complex, simple

Can I ask a quick question?

direct, straight (esp. BrE)

I wanted to find out how old he was without asking him a direct question.

legal, philosophical, technical
exam, multiple-choice, quiz, test
ask (sb)

Does anyone have any questions for our speaker?

address, put

I'd like to put a question to the first speaker.

bombard sb with, fire

The children bombarded us with questions.

The interview panel fired questions at me from all angles.

frame, phrase

I need to phrase my question rather carefully.

answer, reply to, respond to
do (used only about written questions)

I couldn't do Question 6.


The chairperson fielded technical questions that she could not answer herself.

avoid, dodge, evade, ignore

He easily evaded all the interviewer's most probing questions.

question about

She refused to answer questions about her private life.

question as to

Don't be afraid to ask questions as to why things are done in the way they are.

question concerning to, question regarding to, question relating to

The official faced questions concerning his role in the affair.

question on

In the exam there's sure to be a question on energy.

2 issue
burning, challenging, controversial, difficult, vexed, vexing

We come now to the vexed question of pension rights.

central, crucial, fundamental, important, key
delicate, sensitive
economic, ethical, moral, political
bring up, pose, raise

The new play poses some challenging questions.

consider, discuss, examine, explore, ponder
address, deal with, face, tackle
answer, decide, find a solution to, resolve, settle
avoid, ignore
come to
go unanswered, remain unanswered

Only one question remains unanswered.

question about

fundamental questions about the nature of our society

question for

one of the crucial questions for the jury

question of

questions of national security

Now it's just a question of getting the wording right.

3 doubt
come into
call into

It does call into question the decision to send troops into the area.

be open to

The government's handling of the whole affair remains open to question.

beyond question

Her loyalty is beyond question.

in question

His sincerity is not in question.

without question

It was, without question, the worst day of my life.

question about

There is no question about her enthusiasm for the job.

question as to

I did have some questions as to his motive in coming.

openly, seriously

People openly question whether he is right for the job.


She was closely questioned about her whereabouts on the night of the murder.

in connection with

A man is being questioned in connection with the robbery.


He was questioned on his role in the affair.

Question is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑counsel, ↑critic, ↑eye, ↑police, ↑report, ↑sceptic
Question is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ability, ↑accuracy, ↑assertion, ↑assumption, ↑authenticity, ↑authority, ↑belief, ↑choice, ↑competence, ↑correctness, ↑credentials, ↑credibility, ↑decision, ↑dogma, ↑effectiveness, ↑existence, ↑fairness, ↑feasibility, ↑honesty, ↑impartiality, ↑importance, ↑integrity, ↑judgement, ↑legality, ↑logic, ↑loyalty, ↑manhood, ↑merit, ↑morality, ↑motivation, ↑motive, ↑myth, ↑practice, ↑relevance, ↑reliability, ↑sanity, ↑sexuality, ↑sincerity, ↑suitability, ↑suspect, ↑usefulness, ↑utility, ↑validity, ↑value, ↑viability, ↑view, ↑wisdom, ↑witness, ↑worth

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