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    Default Out of the question

    Can anyone show me the different between
    His health is out of the question, so he has to be examined at once
    My health is out of question, so I don't have to be examined

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    Default Re: Out of the question

    Quote Originally Posted by Belly T View Post
    Can anyone show me the different between
    His health is out of the question, so he has to be examined at once
    My health is out of question, so I don't have to be examined
    Hi!

    "out of the question" means impossible or not allowed, so i think it doesn't fit here.
    But native speakers will certainly tell you more.

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    Default Re: Out of the question

    "Out of the question" means cannot be considered.

    We're not walking two miles just to save five dollars. That is out of the question.

    "Out of question" is an expression I've never heard. Something that is "beyond question" or "unquestionable" is something that has been proven and cannot be challenged.

    His ability to write well is beyond question. He is the author of twelve important reference books.

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    Default Re: Out of the question

    Quote Originally Posted by Belly T View Post
    Can anyone show me the different between
    His health is out of the question, so he has to be examined at once
    There is a question about his health so he has to be examined urgently.
    There is a question mark over his health...
    His health is questionable...


    My health is out of question, so I don't have to be examined
    There is no question about my health so I don't need to be examined.

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    Default Re: Out of the question

    I really don't understand the meaning, too. But one of my books use that structure
    So, how about out of question?

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    Default Re: Out of the question

    Out of the question means not possible.

    He asked me to lend him $100, I told him it was out of the question.


    out of question is not used.

    Maybe

    'Above question'

    His behaviour in the deal was above question.
    Last edited by curmudgeon; 02-Dec-2006 at 12:10.

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    Default Re: Out of the question

    so what above question means?

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    Default Re: Out of the question

    If you actions or a situation are above question then they/it are/is correct and without fault. There is no need to question them/it.


    'My health is above question...'

    also;

    'My health is beyond question...'

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    Default Re: Out of the question

    Quote Originally Posted by Belly T View Post
    I really don't understand the meaning, too.
    That seems to be a common ESL mistake. You can say I understand the meaning also or I don't understand the meaning either.

    Use too to indicate agreement. We don't use it in the negative sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by Belly T View Post
    But one of my books use that structure
    Say:
    But one of my books uses that structure.
    ~R

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    Default Re: Out of the question

    Thanks Ron Bee, I tried using (or use?) the formal English so that's why I didn't put any 's' to mine, anyway, thanks for reminding.
    Can anybody show me should I use try+v-ing or try+inf in this case or not?

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