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

Rhetorical tag questions

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

Rhetorical questions using ‘do’

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

Rhetorical questions concerning obvious choices

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