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Simple Guide to Asking Rhetorical Questions in English

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What is a rhetorical question?

A rhetorical question is a question that does not require an answer, either because the person asking the question expects to answer the question himself, or believes that only one answer is possible.

For example:

Who does not love his country?

"Would you like to swing on a star?
Carry moonbeams home in a jar,
And be better off than you are?
Or would you rather be a mule?"

People often use rhetorical questions to manipulate opinion.

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