Answer noun - Something spoken or written in reaction especially to a question.
Usage example: the standard answer of “Fine, thank you” when asked, “How are you?”
Question noun - An interrogative expression often used to test knowledge.
Usage example: because I have missed so many classes, I had a hard time answering every question on today's surprise quiz
How words are described
|exact||exact answer||exact question|
|particular||particular answer||particular question|
|better||better answer||better question|
|common||common answer||common question|
|Other adjectives: right, direct, original, reasonable, single, obvious, simple, stupid, actual, real, serious, wrong, quick, easy, possible, final, next, last, different, previous.|
Both words in one sentence
- Before Judy takes the podium at a press conference, Nick coaches her not to answer the reporters' questions directly, but rather to respond with another question and answer that instead.
Source: Disney / Zootopia
- When Bob asks a question and the answer to the question is actually part of it.
Source: You Answered Your Own Question
- The implication is that it doesn't matter because both the question and the answer are meaningless.
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