Structure of Question


Today, in "#BBCAskThis" session of BBC news some questions about "School Reforms" were flashed. I am unable to have understood the question structure in this question:

"Surely the curriculum should be the same in each school to ensure equality?"

Notwithstanding the absence of any question word, it is a question. Could you explain what type of question is this, please?


Posted 2016-09-09T13:17:18.430




You can ask a question by saying any statement with a rising pitch at the end, usually on the last word, and you indicate this by writing a question mark at the end. Examples:

And your name is?

So we're good?

My name is Alan?

George is fat?

My answer is terrible?

Surely the world be a better place if everyone got together and lived in harmony?


Many times these questions expect an answer of yes or no, but not always (And your name is?).

Alan Carmack

Posted 2016-09-09T13:17:18.430

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thanks. Please let me know have I used "Notwithstanding" correctly in my question? I think I should have used some other word instead of "Notwithstanding". – None – 2016-09-09T13:28:48.090


Your use of notwithstanding is perfect.

– Alan Carmack – 2016-09-09T13:34:15.977