Instructions: Each of the following passages expresses a (real) question unclearly, by using rhetorical statement, wordy interrogative, and pedagogical questions. Put each more clearly, without losing essential information.
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Question 1 of 10
Question “Should Britain, our brave land, which lost so many of its superb young men in that intense and bitter war, have stayed out of World War I?”CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 10
[Student to professor, admiring the professor’s new book] “You must have worked forever writing that book.”CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 10
[Journalist to Presidential candidate in a debate]: “Sir, you have repeatedly said that we have too few jet fighters to adequately defend ourselves. Just how many jet fighters does the country have currently?”CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 10
Question “You know, pal, I am so tired of asking you this simple question: when, oh when, will you finally return to me the five bucks I so generously loaned to you?”CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 10
“When will the vicious, despicable Etrangians stop their murderous attacks upon our peaceful country, the last best hope of mankind.”CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 10
[Girlfriend to boyfriend, after kissing him and noticing lipstick on his collar] “I suppose there is some reason why you have lipstick on your collar.”CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 10
[Scoutmaster to his troop] “How do you tie a slip knot?”CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 10
Question: “Where in this whole wide world are we going to have our parent’s anniversary party, and on what exact date should we have it?”CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 10
[Father to son] “I notice after you parked the car last night that there is a crease on the side.”CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 10
Question: “Why is the Jones’s little boy Timmy so very quiet and shy lately, when before now he was so outgoing? He would talk to everybody, remember?”CorrectIncorrect