Avoid doublebarreled questions

Double-barreled questions are those that ask two (or more) questions in one while expecting a single answer. For example, the question "How are your parents?" asks about one's mother and father, and cannot be answered simply if one of them is well and the other unwell. Indeed, questions dealing with pluralisms (children, students) often yield double-barreled questions, but compound questions also often fall into this category (e.g., "Do you always write your homework and do it thoroughly? "). With double-barreled questions even if respondents do provide an answer, there is no way of knowing which part of the question the answer concerned.

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