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Saturday, September 7th 2013, 2:28pm

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In looking over this video, a possible typo came up. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA5qtNFuJoY

At 3:30 he says:

What determines the accuracy of this system?


And then answers:

How well does the system work?

I think there shouldn't be a question mark in the second sentence as it's an answer to the first one.

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Sunday, September 8th 2013, 10:53pm

Yeah. He clearly answers the question before. What do you say, @Di Anna: ?
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Sunday, September 8th 2013, 11:08pm

On second thought

My first response was to agree with you guys, and basically I do. I believe it is the answer to the first question. But as I think more about it and the way it is phrased, I believe it is quite appropriate to answer a question with a question. I'm going to opt for keeping the question mark at the end.

The correct way to phrase a statement that answers the question would be:

How well the system works.

How well does the system work? is still a question (that answers a question).

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Thursday, September 12th 2013, 8:21am

I completely disagree. :) Honestly. I think it is two separate but related questions:

What determines the accuracy of the system?

Then:

How well does the system work?

He then begins to answer these questions:

If it works well, we use it. If it doesn't, there's more work that has to be done.
It's a very rational approach, without taking favorite points of view, and pushing them, because society accepts erroneous points of view.

That's my take. And it makes perfect sense to me, too. :) (what he is saying. :))

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Sunday, September 14th 2014, 12:22am

(1 year later) So i agree, two separate questions looks fine, so no changes, and marking this thread as closed, thx.
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