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date: 24 May 2024

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The Oxford Companion to the English Language
Author(s):
Tom McArthurTom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthurJacqueline Lam-McArthur, Lise FontaineLise Fontaine

In general usage, a form of language that invites a reply, marked in spoken English with specific patterns of intonation and in written and printed English by a closing ... ...

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