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    Default to deliver a question

    What does the expression to deliver a question exactly mean?
    Does it just mean to ask a question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Englishlanguage View Post
    What does the expression to deliver a question exactly mean?
    Does it just mean to ask a question?
    It must mean ask, only it is not very common usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    It must mean ask, only it is not very common usage.
    Do you mean it sounds like a mistake or that it is a formal/unusual/old-fashioned expression?
    However, it was said by a journalist in an interview with Gordon Brown.
    I can't remember her name but she must be an important journalist.

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    Default Re: to deliver a question

    It is unusual, but not wrong. Good writers always try to think of ways of expressing themselves without sounding trite or redundant. You can propose a question, toss one, present one, throw one, shoot one, or almost any other action verb that shows movement from one place to another.

    People who are learning English, however, should aviod these creative uses of the language and stick with ask.

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    Thank you.

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