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interrogative sentence

An interrogative sentence is a sentence that asks a question. Put simply, an interrogative sentence is a question. Interrogative sentences always end with question marks.
There are four main types of interrogative sentences.
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Noun1.interrogative sentence - a sentence of inquiry that asks for a replyinterrogative sentence - a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply; "he asked a direct question"; "he had trouble phrasing his interrogations"
sentence - a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language; "he always spoke in grammatical sentences"
cross-question - a question asked in cross-examination
leading question - a question phrased in such a way as to suggest the desired answer; a lawyer may ask leading questions on cross-examination
yes-no question - a question that can be answered by yes or no
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The mode of the sentence in question could be classified into three types, namely: news sentences (declarative), interrogative sentence (interrogative), and imperative sentences (imperative).
According to different tones, sentences of type J are divided into declarative sentence, interrogative sentence, exclamatory sentence and imperative sentence [10].
A simple interrogative sentence such as "What are you doing?
This is the interrogative sentence, its last word or syllable with rising intonation or inflexion, sometimes called the upspeak or Australian.
This is due to the fact that the openness of the interrogative sentence type clashes with the imposition conveyed by orders.
The situation is similar in Latvian (example 2), where the only formal means used to encode third person imperatives, the hortative particle lai + finite form of the verb, is employed in the interrogative sentence.
HG, for example, begins with an interrogative sentence answered by questioning:
According to Wikipedia (2007) a question mark is a punctuation mark that replaces the full stop at the end of an interrogative sentence and is often used in place of unknown or missing data.
quarterly--a periodical published four times per year question mark--the symbol that ends an interrogative sentence
Also, children are able to give the right answer to questions and make an interrogative sentence with a question mark.
Hankins emends to "sequatur," present subjunctive, to parallel the present subjunctive "uniat" and to reflect the fact that this short sentence is in effect the apodosis of a conditional sentence whose protasis was implied in the interrogative sentence prior to its occurrence.
Nor, it seems to me, is it because the content of (13) is too difficult to understand, when couched in these substantival terms: It's not as if these noun phrases are so much more difficult to parse than the corresponding interrogative sentence.