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Is there anything wrong in the following sentence :

I queried Sonia about her Personal Computer.

The sentence is akin to :

I asked Sonia about her Personal Computer.

Am I right ?

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You are right. There's no difference in that sentence from "I asked Sonia...".

It just sounds a bit formal and stilted.

Edit: This is from Dictionary.com, the meaning of "query".

to ask or inquire about: No one queried his presence.

It's synonymous with "ask", and can be interchanged, as you like it. :)

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Was there any mistake in my query ? –  Rauf Jul 7 '11 at 6:09
    
Your query was fine. I just did a little bit of capitalisation. –  Thursagen Jul 7 '11 at 6:12
    
Do you know, why did I get a +1 for the question? –  Rauf Jul 7 '11 at 6:29
    
You don't like it? :) –  Thursagen Jul 7 '11 at 6:30
    
:- Of course, I do like it. I can repeat the same and earn more pluses. :) –  Rauf Jul 7 '11 at 6:41

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