|Overview: Hypothetical Question|
A question that includes unproven or imaginary assumptions.
Exploring possibilities, simulating creative thought, planning for future scenarios.
What is a Hypothetical Question?
John Spacey, updated on March 15, 2017
A hypothetical question is a question that contains unproven assumptions or imaginary scenarios. They may be used to explore future possibilities or stimulate creativity. Hypothetical questions are often designed to be clearly hypothetical by starting with phrases such as "what if."
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