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SQL: Find missing questions (in a group) in the answers table

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I have a questions table with questions that are grouped together.

20 questions belong to group 1
25 questions belong to group 2
18 questions belong to group 3

QuestionID(unique), QuestionGroup, Question

I need to find the questions in each group that are missing in the answers table

QuestionID, UserID, QuestionAnswer

The question I need to answer is: Which questions did the user  NOT answer in each question group. This is indicated by the missing rows in the answers table.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give
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Question by:AWEInCA
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by:Ephraim Wangoya
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select QuestionID, Question
from Questiontable
where not exists(select 1 from AnswerTable
                            where AnswerTable.QuestionID = QuestionTable.QuestionID
                            and UserID = 'User you are searching')
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select QuestionID, QuestionGroup, Question
from Questiontable
where not exists(select 1 from AnswerTable
                            where AnswerTable.QuestionID = QuestionTable.QuestionID
                            and UserID = 'User you are searching')
order by QuestionGroup, QuestionID
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