I got to thinking about my post on time and have to admit, I went back in to edit it and found an error. (Yep me, word Girl, who should have known better to publish a post without a thorough edit…) mmm, maybe I thought it was free style at the time and I didn’t need to edit. No, I’m just making excuses. Here’s the blog if you want to check what I wrote.
I was talking about a theoretical question, which could
theoretically possibly work. No one questioned me on it, but it still seemed a bit out of place. I thought of rhetorical. I really like that word, rolls off the tongue nicely. A rhetorical question I learned from Webster’s’ is one that does not necessarily need an answer or only has one answer available.
Hypothetical has a meaning of uncertainty or a statement existing as an idea…not an actual or plausible statement. So that is the correct word in this instance. Please don’t send out the grammar squad. I already have a couple of other similar violations, so I have to plead for leniency.