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direct question

noun
1.
a question asked in direct speech, such as Why did you come? Compare indirect question
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  • To this direct question the lawyer returned a noncommittal answer.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Always to the point,—always thinking of the direct question!

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • I felt at once that I could not ask him a direct question about the packing-cases.

    The Red Hand of Ulster George A. Birmingham
  • The point of interrogation is placed after a direct question.

    "Stops"

    Paul Allardyce
  • He came to that conclusion with Morgan's evasion of his direct question.

    Trail's End

    George W. Ogden
  • The interrogation point is used at the end of every direct question.

    Punctuation Frederick W. Hamilton
  • Countess did not give a direct answer to that direct question.

    One Snowy Night Emily Sarah Holt

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