indirect question


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indirect question

n
(Grammar) a question reported in indirect speech, as in She asked why you came. Compare direct question
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while the indirect question asked, "What is the maximum amount Jenny/John should have in credit card debt?
On this account, when we utter any attitude ascription that contains an explicit question, an indirect question, or a concealed question, we say that some subject (the purported bearer of that attitude) stands in the relevant relation to a question.
The non-response rate was higher on the indirect question on bribe payments during tax inspections (tax inspections--not inspected) than it was on the direct question (tax inspections--inspected).
Sometimes two similar statements can have very different meanings, requiring a particularly careful analysis to determine whether either is an indirect question.
Additionally, it is important to note that it would have been helpful to include a more direct question regarding discrimination that could have been compared to the indirect question of ranking hypothetical groups with the included SES variable.
With others, a more indirect question, such as "Shall we go get the paperwork started?
Quam suffecerat makes little sense, and is indicative within an indirect question.
Various people will need to have their day-to-day work schedule disrupted, as they need to be drawn in to answer direct and indirect questions relating to whatever it is you are analysing.
Asking a candidate about their CV is a good starting point, but asking indirect questions about a person's back story, about their primary drive in life, and what they like to do in their spare time gives a fuller picture, according to Sarah Jones, CEO of ecommerce site Mini Exchange.
And intelligence analysts will be able to ask indirect questions such as, "Who is funding this terrorist organization and how are its funds delivered?