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    out of the question vs out of question

    What is the difference between "out of the question" and "out of question"? I remember learning in a grammar book that "out of the question" is "impossible", while "out of question" is no doubt. And I found another opinion that "out of queston" has disppeared. So what is the case?

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    ex)...However, he believed that marriage was out of the question because her family was from a lower social class...

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    Re: out of the question vs out of question

    I know 'beyond question' and 'out of the question', but I have not encountered 'out of question'.

    Out of the question' has 1,026 citations in COCA, 'out of question' only three.

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