Exercise: Rhetorical Questions

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Exercise: Rhetorical Questions

Can you think of circumstances in which the following might be asked as a genuine question? Can you think of circumstances where the question is asked rhetorically? f it is a rhetorical question, what might it be designed to get the person to think about?

  1. Do you really want that third cookie?
  2. Have you been listening to what I have been saying?
  3. Aren’t you tired yet?
  4. Did I say that you could go out tonight?
  5. Aren’t you cold?

Are there questions that can only be asked rhetorically?

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