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    #1

    "to make a question"

    my english teacher, who is an american, told me that "to make a question" is a wrong expression and that i should avoid it.

    i searched the web and i found thousands of citations with this expression.

    is it really that wrong?

    how should i say that?

    "to ask a question"?

    thanks


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    Re: "to make a question"

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    my english teacher, who is an american, told me that "to make a question" is a wrong expression and that i should avoid it.

    i searched the web and i found thousands of citations with this expression.

    is it really that wrong?

    how should i say that?

    "to ask a question"?

    thanks
    Googling a phrase is dangerous. Your search results in thousands of citations - how many are repetitions of the same item? and did you google a selected string?

    The British National Corpus does not recognise "make a question" which indicates that it is not a correct form.

    "To ask a question" is right.

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