Say the words “Hey, Cortana” and then ask, “What is the weather in Chicago?” Instead of selecting the Microphone icon to alert Cortana that you want to ask a question, you can say the words “Hey, Cortana.” Cortana gives you the weather in Chicago. I don't do it because I think they're inappropriate. 2. You can change the conversation and say "So yeah. After trying hard to seek understanding, and not letting my ego get in the way of the truth, I realized not only is the framing of this question inaccurate, but it is a pointless question to ask in the first place. If you want to, that is. Examples: She asked, "Will you still be my friend?" The 'ax' versus 'ask' question. is part of the quotation. 'Yeah/Yes' requires a question mark, even though it is obviously not a complete sentence (interrogative or otherwise), because it is a tacit request for more information from Mike. I do it to show that I'm listening because people will stop & look at me. Joined: Feb 10, 2003 Messages: 16,001 Now it’s time for more rules: If the quoted words aren’t a question but the entire sentence is a question, the question mark goes outside the quotation marks. I say yeah more than I probably should. When you ask someone this question, you are hinting that you think they have already overpopulated the community. You would be better off mentioning something nice about their children, or if you are talking to someone with a big family, saying something like, "I have a lot of fond memories of growing up with my siblings." Our Fraud Watch Network Help Line has been fielding lots of calls about the “Say Yes” scam. The scammer records that affirmation to use it to authorize unwanted charges to a phone bill, utility bill, or even a stolen credit card. However, each entire sentence is a question. Why People Ask You Awkward and Annoying Questions... and how to respond when they do. Here’s why. Some people ask a question with a question because they do not trust the person asking the question. The question Do you agree with the saying? 1. News reports have warned that a fraudster will call and ask a question to get the victim to say yes. How was that game last night" Or keep the same one going and say "Haha, Something else". (This rule makes sense too, don’t you think?) A review of 42 psychology studies (on 22,000 people) suggests this technique could double the chances someone would say “yes” to you. Them: "So , I was at a red light and I saw a green car." i knew a girl from New Zealand, but she was always saying "yeah" at the end of every sentence i could never understand her accent though, so i would just say "yeah" back to her it worked well enough jonatas, May 10, 2005 #12. Or asking what there doing is pretty good. There are multiple reasons why people answer a question with a question. The quoted words in this set are not questions. I want them to know I'm paying attention. Similarly, a question mark after 'Hey, Matt' shows that this utterance is an uncompleted request for … Xen Magister. First, it’s important to understand that, as English goes, “ax” is a perfectly normal thing to have happened to a word like “ask.” Me: "Yeah." Posted Nov 30, 2013 ... she managed instead to take a deep breath and say, “Oh, thanks for your concern. Ask questsions of Cortana while the word Listening appears in the box. The question Will you still be my friend? But always just try to change the conversation." Read on to see how this works. To sum up the rules on question marks: Do you agree with the saying, "All's fair in love and war"? If a question is within the quoted material, a question mark should be placed inside the quotation marks. I wouldn't worry about it unless it's condescending. Than I probably should I do n't do it to show that I 'm because! 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