Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
begging the question, Business writing, CIO, commonly misused phrases, Quiz
|Which is correct?
The age of ubiquitous social connectivity ____ the question of whether we really need to be friends with everyone we know.
Explanation: Although people often use the phrase “beg the question” as if it’s synonymous with “raise the question,” the real meaning is quite different. To beg a question is to base an argument on an assumption of the very thing you’re attempting to prove.
Here’s a nice explanation of begging the question.