What is a word to describe a response to a question that is evasive but not untrue [duplicate]

This question already has answers here: What do you call a response which does not address the question? (20 answers) Closed 6 years ago. I’m looking for a single word synonym of evasion, fudging or dodging the question that does not imply deceit in the answer (apart from possible awareness of the respondent that they … Read more

Punctuation around the word “OK” at the end of a sentence

If a sentence ends in “OK”, and the sentence is a request, usually there is a comma before the OK and a question mark after it. The comma signifies a pause, correct? What if there was no pause, then does a comma still have to be used? What if the request is more like a … Read more

Non-conditional IFs [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language & Usage Stack Exchange. Closed 5 years ago. Improve this question So I’ve heard some (I don’t know what to call) non-conditional Ifs, and I’ve been trying to figure it … Read more

Is it correct to say “which is Jay”?

I’ve been watching the movie “King Arthur”, and I heard Arthur asking “Which is X?” Is it correct to say “Which is Jay?” instead of “Who is Jay?”? Answer “Which is Jay” and “Who is Jay” mean completely different things. [Of the people over there], which [one] is Jay? vs. Who is [this] Jay [you … Read more

How to unambiguously ask a question with “OR”

I want to ask a question about a piece of text. Is the text about McDonalds Corporation or McDonalds Products? I want the answer to be “Yes”/”No”, rather than “McDonalds Corporation”/”McDonalds Products.” How do I ask the question unambiguously? Should I start with “Answer Yes or No:”? Answer One way would be to prefix the … Read more

“Is this understanding correct?” anything more polite than this?

Do we have a more polite way to say “Is this understanding correct?”. I often find it a little tough question to ask to clients. Anything that sounds more polite and means the same? And also, is the above question grammatically correct? Answer To confirm whether you have understood the client’s issue, the question is … Read more

How do I ask “when” without implying past or future?

“When did or will the event happen?” — This sounds silly to me. To make matters worse, I would like to use passive voice because the question is in reference to a statement that uses passive voice. “When were or will they be punished?” — This is especially bad because it sounds like “When were … Read more

Where does compulsory do support come from?

We are familiar with the concept of “do support”, where the verb do is used as a modal verb. It can be found frequently in Shakespeare and before and it is claimed to derive from the Celtic languages of Britain as referenced here. It is suggested that a different verb with the same meaning was … Read more

Position of interrogative auxiliary verbs as replies to statements [closed]

Closed. This question is opinion-based. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it can be answered with facts and citations by editing this post. Closed 6 years ago. Improve this question Imagine someone states the following to you: I think you’re mistaken. We’ve never traveled to Italy … Read more