interrogative sentence

interrogative sentence
sentence that asks a question (Grammar)

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  • interrogative sentence — noun a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply he asked a direct question he had trouble phrasing his interrogations • Syn: ↑question, ↑interrogation, ↑interrogative • Derivationally related forms: ↑interrogate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Interrogative — In ter*rog a*tive, a. [L. interrogativus: cf. F. interrogatif.] Denoting a question; expressed in the form of a question; as, an interrogative sentence; an interrogative pronoun. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sentence function — In linguistics, sentence function refers to a speaker s purpose in uttering a specific sentence; whether a listener is present or not. It answers the question: Why has this been said? The most basic sentence functions in the world s languages… …   Wikipedia

  • interrogative — in|ter|rog|a|tive1 [ˌıntəˈrɔgətıv US ˈra: ] adj 1.) technical an interrogative sentence, ↑pronoun etc asks a question or has the form of a question. For example, who and what are interrogative pronouns. 2.) written if someone gives you an… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • interrogative — 1 adjective technical an interrogative sentence, pronoun etc, asks a question or has the form of a question: Who and what are interrogative pronouns. interrogatively adverb 2 noun technical 1 the interrogative the form of a sentence or verb that… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sentence (linguistics) — In the field of linguistics, a sentence is an expression in natural language, and often defined to indicate a grammatical unit consisting of one or more words that generally bear minimal syntactic relation to the words that precede or follow it.… …   Wikipedia

  • interrogative — in•ter•rog•a•tive [[t]ˌɪn təˈrɒg ə tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) of, pertaining to, or conveying a question 2) gram. forming, constituting, or used in or to form a question: an interrogative pronoun; an interrogative sentence[/ex] 3) gram. an interrogative… …   From formal English to slang

  • interrogative — /ɪntəˈrɒgətɪv / (say intuh roguhtiv) adjective 1. relating to or conveying a question. 2. Grammar (of an element or construction) forming or constituting a question: an interrogative pronoun; an interrogative sentence. –noun 3. Grammar an… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Interrogative mood — In linguistics and grammar, the interrogative mood (abbreviated int) is an epistemic grammatical mood used for asking questions by inflecting the main verb.[1] Its occurrence is rare. Contents 1 Examples of languages with an interrogative mood …   Wikipedia

  • sentence — I n. judgment of a court 1) to impose, pass, pronounce (a) sentence 2) to carry out, execute a sentence 3) to serve (out) a sentence 4) to commute; reduce; suspend; vacate a sentence 5) a harsh, severe, stiff; light sentence 6) a death;… …   Combinatory dictionary

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