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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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Indirect questions allow students to openly share their thoughts and opinions honestly and freely without having to reveal information about personal academic success or failure.
Tuesday's physics paper was "very lengthy", included "very indirect questions", and bore "no resemblance to the previous year's papers", according to students signing the 'Lenient correction for Physics Board Exam 2019' petition on www.avaaz.org.
This is in line with the nominative technique, which theorises that indirect questions that ask about the sensitive behaviour of others, including friends, would elicit more sensitive responses than direct questions that ask about the respondent him/herself (Barnett, 1998; Lee, 1993; Tourangeau & Yan, 2007).
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.
The survey consisted of the following four sections relevant to this study: (1) twelve direct questions about financial behavior, (2) fifteen indirect questions about financial behavior, (3) twenty items comprising the BIDR-SD subscale (Paulhus, 1991), and (4) seven demographic questions.
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?"
Junior students were asked indirect questions regarding the maintenance of group dynamics (good teamwork, positive conflict resolution, time management and peer support) by seniors in leading role during the workshop.
Second, we find reticence affects answers to both direct and indirect questions. Firm surveys often include indirect questions that ask the manager whether other firms pay bribes rather than asking direct questions about the manager's experiences.
But unlike Haendel's piece, produced with filmmaker Petter Ringbom, in which sixteen men from the artists' circles face the camera as they direct uncomfortable questions toward their fathers--"When were you proud of me?" "Did you have any black friends as a kid?" "Was I a mistake?"--Thomas's features a dutifully beholden daughter asking gentle and indirect questions of Bush, letting her mother determine her own life's narrative arc.
However, the "how" clauses arc originally indirect questions, and their metamorphosis into "that" clauses in Arabic is not simple.
Indirect questions are intrinsically more problematic.