indirect question


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indirect question

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(Grammar) a question reported in indirect speech, as in She asked why you came. Compare direct question
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It was an indirect question asking them why they had acceded to changing Roxas with Aquino.
To counter this effect, Hoffmann and Musch collected responses from 1529 German students with either a conventional direct question or an indirect question in the format of the so-called Crosswise Model.
The direct question asked the participant, "What is the combined total balance owed on your credit cards?", while the indirect question asked, "What is the maximum amount Jenny/John should have in credit card debt?" The indirect and direct responses to these items were significantly correlated (r = .30, p < .001), allowing the variable to be used when testing the hypothesis.
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.
Statistical analysis has shown that the level of patient's satisfaction was correlated with doctor's open position ([tau] = -0.272; p<0.001 for direct question and [tau] = -0.287; p<0.001 for indirect 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. When Francesco and Valeria were discussing the door's placement on the plywood and Valeria showed Francesco where the door should be, he initially replied, "What, the door down here?!
Question with concealed (hidden) target is indirect question which assumes the necessity of covering objectives of the study from the respondents.
Second, in addition to the Study 1 indirect question with hypothetical groups (i.e., Rich White, etc.), a more direct question was included that specifically asked whether or not the government discriminated against individuals at the New Orleans Convention Center because of their race.
indirect question. Thick hamburgers, steaks, pork chops or even chicken should be placed away from the fire to cook, then browned over flames at the very end of the cooking period.
With others, a more indirect question, such as "Shall we go get the paperwork started?" might work best.
Put a colon after Ecce uncle graviora, but reed facies for facias (this is not an indirect question), matching venies in the next sentence.

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