What is a rhetorical question?

A rhetorical question is a question that doesn’t need or want an answer. It is used to make a point.

Common rhetorical questions

Are you crazy?You think I haven’t thought of that?
Why am I here?Could you listen to me for just one second?
What’s the point?Is that the best you can do?
There’s more?

Rhetorical tag questions

You’re pretty stupid, aren’t you?It’s not the end of the world, is it?
That’s not right, is it?So let’s say there’s a guy who likes you, okay?

Rhetorical questions using ‘do’

Do you know who I saw?Don’t you think you’ve had enough?
Do you really think that is a good idea?Don’t you think you’re wasting your time?
Don’t you have anything better to do?Didn’t you know I was once world champion at this?

Rhetorical questions offering obvious choices

He offered you a million dollars. What can you do except say yes?She’s beautiful, rich, funny, intelligent and wants to marry him. Why wouldn’t he?
She pointed a gun at me. What could I do except do what she said?The job was to get paid to go on holiday. Who wouldn’t want that?
He was going to kill him. What could the police do except shoot?