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=== Q ===

QB
AMOOFL for {quick build}.
Question Box
A short column that answers a current service oriented question, a frequent feature of {Our Kingdom Ministry}.
questions for study
See {study questions}.
Questions From Readers
A short article that answers a reader's Bible question, published near the back of many editions of {The Watchtower}.
quick build, quickly built
Quick build is used as a compound noun to describe a Kingdom Hall that was built in a very short amount of time, sometimes in a single weekend, using advanced planning methods developed by the {Society}. <<We're doing a quick build down in Grand Central Gulch next month.>> Sometimes the quickness of the build is more a matter of spirit and intent than reality due to uncontrollable circumstances. <<Our quick build took over three months to complete because of the inspections required by the city.>> The more grammatical form quickly built appears in the Society's literature, always as a modifier. <<Three brand new quickly built Kingdom Halls were erected within the same circuit last year.>> But most people continue to use quick build as a noun, as in the first two examples.
quotes
Double quotes: ``...'' are used in written matter to surround expressions when the writer wants to distance himself from a term, as if to say ``so-called'', i.e., ``This is what some people would say, but I would not necessarily phrase it that way.'' A good example from {NW} is: <<O Timothy, guard what is laid up in trust with you, turning away from the empty speeches that violate what is holy and from the contradictions of the falsely called ``knowledge.''>> (1Ti 6:20) Some people may think of it as knowledge, but it doesn't amount to much if it is false. <<Aunt Bertha anxiously awaited the visit of the ``Reverend'' Muneesuck.>> He and others may regard the man as reverend,[163] and others may use the title without thinking about its meaning, but we certainly don't and won't. Though easily overdone, this use of quotes is frequent among Jehovah's Witnesses, who prefer to disassociate themselves from almost everything that is a part of this world.
[163] Reverend means ``worthy of profound adoring awed respect''.

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