Doubt (noun) and Question (noun


Question (noun) is the same as interrogation or an inter-
rogative sentence.
• Teacher, I did not understand the subject. I have many
questions to ask.
• My question is “Are you going to stay?”.
It also means a problem or something under dis-
• The council is still debating the question.

Doubt (noun) is feeling of uncertainty (not understanding
very well) or lack of conviction.
• Although this subject is really complicated, I just have a
few doubts.
• His arguments were very persuasive. I have no doubts
about his ideas.

Doubt is uncountable. So, one cannot say “I have
one doubt” or “two doubts”. But one can say “I have
some doubts”, “a few doubts”, etc. Nevertheless, ques-
tion is countable.
So, in deed, one can say “I have doubts about this
subject”, but it means that he or she is not clear bout
some part (regarding understanding and in believing it).

Doubt (verb) and Question (verb)

Question (verb) is the same as to ask many questions
or to interrogate.
• The police officer questioned the suspect guy.

It also means to be uncertain about something.
• He questioned the ability of Brazil to win the game.

Doubt (verb) is to be uncertain about something
(stronger than question) or to distrust.
• I doubt Brazil wins this game.

I have never doubted your conduct.

Feeling of uncertainty question (weaker) or doubt

Curiosity: This doubt is very common for people how speaks Spanish,
Portuguese or Indian English, because in these languages, doubt has
the same meaning of question.

“There will be always something that you still don't know.
And always something that you are not certain about.

In doubt, just ask questions!”
Sources: Online Oxford Dictionary,, Luiz Henrique Leite

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