how to ask and answer and question in casual writing


Is it correct in a casual letter or message to ask this question: "What caused the fire?" and then to  answer it with an incomplete sentence like "Faulty wiring in the neighbor's apartment."  It is assumed that the person reading the message is wondering what started the fire, so I am asking the the question for him and then answering it.

asked Dec 07 '12 at 20:01 Jo New member

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Yes, absolutely, in casual messaging. The answer wouldn't be a complete sentence in the grammatical sense, but that doesn't take away from your meaning at all.

link comment answered Dec 07 '12 at 22:35 Actually Holly Expert

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