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  1. Odessa Dawn's Avatar
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    "calling into doubt" and "calling into question"

    So how to apologize? Here is my cardinal rule for how to frame an apology: genuine apologies never contain the words "if" or "but." For example, never say, "I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings," or "I apologize for being insensitive, but such-and-such happened earlier ..." Those words have the effect of rescinding the apology by either calling the injury into doubt or assigning true responsibility elsewhere.
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    If you ..., your education may be called into question.

    Are the underlined parts interchangeable?

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    Re: "calling into doubt" and "calling into question"

    To me, call into doubt and call into question are interchangeable.

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