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    question and inquiry

    Is there any difference between the both mentioned above? Is one of the two is used as a formal one? If both have differences in meaning, please explain me with examples. I checked up in the dictionary but not clear.

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    Re: question and inquiry

    One difference is that 'question' can be either a noun or a verb; 'inquiry' is only a noun.

    You make an inquiry (also 'enquiry'); you ask a question.

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    Re: question and inquiry

    Oh no! I didn't notice it when checking up in the dictionary. Now I got it. Very easy. The only difference is that one is noun and another is verb. Thank you.

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    Re: question and inquiry

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    I did not say that!


    I said 'One difference is that....'

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    Re: question and inquiry

    Yes I got. "Question" can be used as a verb and a noun but "inquiry/enquiry" is used only as a noun. Right?

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    #6

    Re: question and inquiry

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    Yes I got. "Question" can be used as a verb and a noun but "inquiry/enquiry" is used only as a noun. Right?
    Yes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: question and inquiry

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    Is there any difference between the both mentioned above? Is one of the two is used as a formal one? If both have differences in meaning, please explain me with examples. I checked up in the dictionary but not clear.
    Another difference is in formality. "Inquiry/enquiry" is more formal than "question".

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