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This Element is an excerpt from The Art of Asking: Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers (9780137144242) by Terry J. Fadem. Available in print and digital formats.
Not sure? Ask. (Why you need to ask–even if you think you know the answer or you think everyone else does!)
If you do not ask the question, you will almost certainly be foolish–eventually. The only way to improve questioning skills is to use them. More often than not, others are also thinking about the same question and don’t want to ask.