Instructions: For each of the following interrogative sentences, assume that each really does ask a question (as opposed to being rhetorical, i.e., an interrogative sentence used to make a statement). Put each in simpler terms without losing essential information.
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Question 1 of 10
“Given the wide variety of restaurants out there, many of high quality—though many, it must be admitted, of not so high quality—which should we choose for dinner?”
Question 2 of 10
“How can we slow the rapidly rising prices infecting our whole economy, price rises that are really killing the decent, hard-working lower and middle classes?”
Question 3 of 10
“Why did Suzie and Luisa, who hated and bad-mouthed each other growing up as kids, wind up being business partners after graduating college?”
Question 4 of 10
[Nurse to patient] “I could get you a pain pill if you need it.”
Question 5 of 10
“When does the estimably patient Professor Smith propose that we get together for our long-postponed and much anticipated lunch?”
Question 6 of 10
[Chef to her sous-chefs] “How do we ensure that this pheasant remains tender after roasting?”
Question 7 of 10
[Physical therapist to her patient] “I’m thinking you might want to rest now.”
Question 8 of 10
[Coach to Little League team] “Now, what is our strategy for this game?”
Question 9 of 10
[Economics professor to students] “What is the Broken Window fallacy?”
Question 10 of 10
[Professor to colleague] “I must admit I don’t see the reason for you to publish that paper.”