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question (one) about (something)

To ask, interrogate, or examine one about something, especially in a formal or stern manner. There are two detectives downstairs questioning people about the burglary. I'd like to question you about your role in the company.
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question someone about someone or something

to ask someone about someone or something. The police questioned Roger about the crime. Then they questioned Claire about Roger.
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"I have come, if you will excuse me, to ask you a question about yourself."
Although participants may have considered real-life experiences, none of the 68 written responses to the question about the coin/die game indicated real-life representations as a consideration in the problem utilizing a less social context.
First, the lawyer asks a question about what is beyond life here on earth.
Those of us who have experienced it know it's the boss asking question after question about insignificant aspects of our responsibilities, doing parts of other peoples' jobs and not allowing actions to be taken without his approval.
For example, if poorly educated respondents (education = X) have trouble answering a question about drug attitude (Y), then data are missing at random since it is the trouble answering the question and not the drug attitude per se that is accounting for the missing data.
The questionnaire also replicated the question about the person or persons who helped students during the transition to middle school.
Of the 73 who responded to the question about presenting their cases in person, 17 (24%) believed they would have been more successful if they had been permitted to give oral arguments.
Responses such as "don't know" or "can't remember" were coded as "missing." One hundred sixty-one participants gave 293 codable responses to the question about specific help; 103 gave 120 responses to what was not helpful, whereas 58 said explicitly that everything was helpful or the equivalent; 150 gave 152 suggestions for improvement; and 154 indicated 158 follow-through actions, whereas 27 said they had not followed through.
Although 78% of the participants were satisfied overall, analysis of Question 7 showed that 64% answering the question about what was not helpful reported shortcomings.
For example, a question about whether to initiate or continue a particular program may be restated as a larger question about the needs of clients and the responsibilities of the agency or of the community.
When reporters declare to politicians or other celebrities that "many people" are saying something provocative or asking some embarrassing personal question about them, what they really mean is "we are saying or asking those provocative things because it's our job to think up hot-button questions," I can't figure out why celebrities don't regularly respond to such queries with, "I haven't heard anyone except you guys say or ask that.
Here, for example, was Bush's answer to the question about whether negotiations on establishing a free-trade agreement with Mexico would receive "Fast Track" authority from Congress, meaning Congress would not tinker with the fine print: "That's a slow ball, and the answer is yes.
And with an election coming up next year, what do you intend to do about that?" Instead of asking a pointed question about a specific program, perhaps a question informed by a little reporting, the journalist simply inquires vaguely about the domestic agenda, thereby throwing open the window to an amorphous, buzzing swarm of fly-by-night Bush proposals for the homefront: "I want, as you know, a crime bill.
A student in the 2004 MST cohort had a question about how students independently implement the writing process.